[tdwg-content] GUIDs for publications (usages and names)
steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Tue Jan 4 02:47:17 CET 2011
I was reviewing some of the previous posts on taxon name usages in an
attempt to understand them better. I have learned that the Global Names
Index is an attempt to catalog taxon names and that it is possible to
generate a URI that points to a name there. Is there a parallel effort
to do the same thing for literature references? In other words, if I
want to describe the TNU:
Andropogon virginicus L. sec. Radford et al. (1968)
I think I could find a URI GUID for the name Andropogon virginicus .
But is there some place where I could find a unique identifier, or
better a URL, or best a URI providing RDF/XML for Linnaeus 1753 (the
author and publication for the name) and for Radford et al.1968 (the
author and publication that expresses the usage I'm intending).
I suppose that this question has previously been answered in the in the
many posts on taxon names, concepts, etc. However, since usually my
brain goes numb and my eyes glaze over in those threads, I probably
Steven J. Baskauf, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
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