[tdwg-content] 3rd Darwin Core Hour: Thousands of Shades for Controlled Vocabularies - Tuesday 4th April, 11AM EDT, 12 noon ART, 3PM UTC

Deborah Paul dpaul at fsu.edu
Sat Apr 1 23:35:17 CEST 2017

Hello TDWG'ers,

Please join us for the next installment of Darwin Core Hour: Thousands 
of Shades for “Controlled” Vocabularies, with presenter, Paula Zermoglio.

DETAILS for webinar.

That's this Tuesday 4th April, 11AM EDT, 12 noon ART, 3PM UTC

In this third chapter in the Darwin Core Hour series we will visit some 
of the most colorful Darwin Core terms for which the use of *controlled 
vocabularies* is recommended. First, as a follow up to Chapter 2, we 
will expose the current content of particular terms as they are 
published right now via different aggregators. Second, we will try to 
disentangle the reasons, purposes and chances that lead us to observe 
this diversity of values in such fields. Then, we will explore the 
current availability of controlled vocabularies in different disciplines 
within our community and the initiatives that are addressing the problem 
from different perspectives. Finally, we will try to understand if there 
is actually a pot at the end of the rainbow: can we come up with solid, 
community-built controlled vocabularies?


 1. Explore the Darwin Core Questions & Answers wiki!
    https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/wiki - where all Darwin Core Hour
    materials can be found.
 2. See which of your questions have been asked and answered so far
 3. Submit your question / volunteer (yourself or someone) to do a
    webinar on your darwin core topic: https://tinyurl.com/zja2muz
 4. Here's a list of terms for which DwC recommends use of a controlled
    vocabulary - note many are in the Location class.
 5. See what's inside some of the dwc fields that suggest using a
    controlled vocabulary (data from GBIF, iDigBio, VertNet, and soon
    ALA): https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/tree/master/data
 6. Future DwC Hour webinars coming up in May and June feature
    discussions about how new dwc:terms and dwc:extensions come into
    being and another dwc hour on the GBIF Intergrated Publishing
    Toolkit (IPT) and Darwin Core.

Happy Darwin Core and Data Quality, :-)
Deb, et al from the iDigBio Data Mgmt Interest Group and the Darwin Core 
Hour Team
(please kindly excuse cross-postings!)
Webinar series brought to you by the iDigBio Data Management Interest 
Group (DMI). We welcome input for this series from everyone worldwide. 
We plan to make this happen 1x month. We use Adobe Connect for our 
webinars. See https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing 
for hints on best experience (hint: use headsets!)

-- Upcoming iDigBio Events https://www.idigbio.org/calendar
-- Deborah Paul, iDigBio Digitization and Workforce Training Specialist
iDigBio -- Steering Committee Member, SPNHC Liaison, SYNTHESYS3 Representative
Institute for Digital Information, 234 LSB
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

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