[tdwg-humboldt] Progress on Humboldt Extension TG.

Tim Robertson trobertson at gbif.org
Tue Aug 16 14:55:12 UTC 2022

It went through fine Peter, please let me know directly in future if you experience issue.
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See the archives on https://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-humboldt such as the August thread which will include this reply:

Congratulations on the Event Core from BioCollect – I can imagine that’s a great step forward.

Hope this helps,

From: tdwg-humboldt <tdwg-humboldt-bounces at lists.tdwg.org> on behalf of John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu>
Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 14.01
To: Brenton, Peter (NCMI, Black Mountain) <Peter.Brenton at csiro.au>
Cc: Humboldt Core TG <tdwg-humboldt at lists.tdwg.org>
Subject: Re: [tdwg-humboldt] Progress on Humboldt Extension TG.
Hi Peter,

This message came through to me at least, but my berkeley.edu<http://berkeley.edu> email is there explicitly.



On Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 3:41 AM Brenton, Peter (NCMI, Black Mountain) <Peter.Brenton at csiro.au<mailto:Peter.Brenton at csiro.au>> wrote:
Thanks John,

I don’t know what is going on with the group email as I have tried sending it 3 times now. Can others please advise if you do receive this one, I’ll assume not if I don’t hear back.

Additional artefacts [to the video link that John sent] include:

  *   The ALA Extended Data Model Producers' Guide<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bgczsk/j6lmkc7/f7zqc5b> to help in the process; and
  *   ​The event pilot system<https://t.e2ma.net/click/bgczsk/j6lmkc7/vz0qc5b>, now available for testing.

Also of interest, my team has just completed a DwC-A output format for the event model from BioCollect. This allows us to easily produce an event-core compliant DwC-A output for any project on the BioCollect platform. This is currently being tested with the ALA extended data ingest process and so far is working well. Our next step is to incorporate the Humboldt extensions into the BioCollect platform and incorporate these into all of the output formats, including the DwC-A output.


Peter Brenton
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From: tdwg-humboldt <tdwg-humboldt-bounces at lists.tdwg.org<mailto:tdwg-humboldt-bounces at lists.tdwg.org>> On Behalf Of John Wieczorek
Sent: Tuesday, 16 August 2022 7:41 AM
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Subject: Re: [tdwg-humboldt] Progress on Humboldt Extension TG.

Hi all,

The ALA webinar Yani was referring to can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8zlOX_tVTw.

Enjoy your vacation, Yani.


On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 4:08 PM Sica, Yanina <yanina.sica at yale.edu<mailto: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.  Peter, 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!


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
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