Name for the standard

Gregor Hagedorn G.Hagedorn at BBA.DE
Mon Sep 15 17:27:45 CEST 2003

> >SDD stands for Structure of Descriptive Data - doesn't seem to me to
> >do the job, and I just thought it would be sensible for the standard
> >to have a different name from the group.

> couldn't you just redefine the final product as 'Standard for
> Descriptive Data', or if you want to be really creative and out there,
> 'Descriptive Data Standard'?

The workgroup name "Structure of descriptive data" was originally
explicitly chosen to describe an analysis process, rather than the
proposed standard.

However, there is already some history of calling our thing
"Structured Descriptive Data (SDD)". Used e.g. by Kevin Thiele, Bryan
Heidorn, Donald Hobern... !

I think SDD may be a good option for a new standard name if no other
term is really convincing. However, I also like Chucks idea of
putting all TDWG/GBIF standards under a common roof very much.
Without the TDWG subgroup 12 month later no decision yet extension,
of course.

Gregor Hagedorn (G.Hagedorn at
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Federal Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA)
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