[tdwg-humboldt] Progress on Humboldt Extension TG.

John Wieczorek tuco at berkeley.edu
Mon Aug 15 21:40:55 UTC 2022

Hi all,

The ALA webinar Yani was referring to can be found at

Enjoy your vacation, Yani.


On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 4:08 PM Sica, Yanina <yanina.sica at yale.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Hope everybody is doing well!
> I wanted to recap some of the advances we have made so far, and what the
> next few weeks will look like.
> *What has happened?*
> We have had varied results reaching out to people to test the extension, see
> communications and time frame here
> <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ai9WPFzg2m-SjVHSWDPMde3Jx_hvUxz2rCieSGmxjH4/edit#gid=0>.
> We have extended the testing period until September so more users can
> provide feedback. The timeframe for testing is related to TDWG 2022 where
> we will present the advances of the Humboldt Extension (abstract here
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-1Z5sgZXjXkIJOghWY4U7nn2Qn4DzOTHD5SuxTvQbI8/edit>).
> However, testing and feedback can go beyond that timeline if needed, the
> key here is to make this extension broadly useful by incorporating as much
> user experience feedback as possible!
> Even though the User Guide
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZglRfoQUGpsDm4t2M4B6Qif2IlbPvuBaRBeOi9x1IHk/edit?usp=sharing>
> is a "work in progress", it is in a good shape to share. The idea is that this
> document evolves into a proper Humboldt Extension Documentation based on
> the feedback. It has a good explanation of what we are trying to archive
> with the Extension as well as some useful tips on how to structure the data
> (using eventID)s and how to use the GBIF IPT to test the extension. It also
> includes the link to a Google Form to provide feedback. Please share!
> *What is next?*
> It is a good time to start discussing how the Humboldt Extension fits in
> the expanded GBIF data model. John and Tim had agreed on having a
> dedicated discussion on this. We are planning an afternoon meet for that on *Monday
> 29 or Tuesday 30 at 4:30 pm EST*. John and Tim are interested in
> identifying a case study that takes advantage of the HE to report
> inventories, particularly that deal with absences. One ecological use case
> has already been developed (Ecological Survey Data Exchange Format
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/10YgbavCieUIpN_kNoHGHEkvILpFWCx8k-ZNXFVD4gSA/edit?usp=sharing>)
> but it is extremely simple and doesn't require anything from HE. Peter
> Brenton has already identified a potential dataset, but everybody is
> encouraged to bring ideas and datasets to the conversation.
> On a related topic, the ALA presented a webinar for the extended data
> model project that they have been undertaking in collaboration with GBIF.
> It is well worth watching this session before our discussion. They have
> also worked on a guide
> <https://www.ala.org.au/app/uploads/2022/08/ALA-Extended-Data-Model-Producers-Guide.pdf>that
> could be a useful reference for us.  *P**eter, can you share the
> recording?* It seems I did not get it after all.
> Lastly, I wanted to let you know that I will be on holiday for the next 2
> weeks. The Wednesday 8 am EST meeting time is open for you to meet and
> continue discussions, but I will not be able to join.
> See you in 2 weeks!
> All the best!
> Yani
> Yanina V. Sica, PhD
> Lead Data Team
> Map of Life <https://mol.org/> | Center for Biodiversity and Global Change
> <https://bgc.yale.edu/>
> Yale University
> pronouns: she/her/hers
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