Globally Unique Identifier - Part ????

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Fri Sep 24 11:24:43 CEST 2004

Thanks, Julian!

As I stew over this stuff, I am ever so gradually warming back up to LSID,
even with their (apparent) handicaps.  At least for "owned" data (specimens,
etc.).  I'd still like to know what happens (in terms of LSIDs) when one
museum gives a specimen to another museum. This sort of think happens very
routinely.  Less routine, but by no means unheard of, are cases where an
entire collection is transferred from one institution to another. I'm still
trying to contemplate the implications for "public domain" data (Reference
citations, Taxon Names, published Taxon Concepts, etc.), and it still gives
me gastric Lepidopterans.

> observer (somewhere between Richard Pyle and his aquarium
> fish in terms of understanding)

Ha!  Nope -- I think you're somewhere in the much broader gap; between me
and Bill Gates.


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