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<p class="MsoNormal">Dear colleagues, <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The sixth meeting of TDWG TG MIDS will take place on Thursday 6<sup>th</sup> May 2021 UTC 13:30-15:00.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">You can find the agenda in the cumulative notes googledoc here:
<a href="http://bit.ly/tgmids-notes">http://bit.ly/tgmids-notes</a>. Please see the information already in there, especially relating to materialType where we should agree how to proceed. It seems clear that TG MIDS cannot resolve the codification of what kind
 of material a specimen is and how its been prepared and preserved in isolation from other groups presently thinking about disentangling this (TDWG Collections Descriptions Interest Group, TDWG Darwin Core Maintenance Interest Group and the iSamples project).
 Ideally, it should be solved harmoniously across multiple collection types that include non-biological/geo materials and archaeological artefacts as well as biological materials.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">We would like to come to an outline solution within a few weeks if possible – at least agreeing what the three or four main information elements are and how they should be used; even if the detailed vocabularies need further study. Please
 think about how we can proceed practically and come with your suggestions. A small task force of interested experts perhaps?<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">You should already have received a calendar invitation with Zoom details but here they are again, just in case<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Meeting URL:     <a href="https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/83253525847?pwd=ek9JTkZKMU5qSld3Z0UzTk5SeDBBUT09">
https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/83253525847?pwd=ek9JTkZKMU5qSld3Z0UzTk5SeDBBUT09</a>  <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Meeting ID:        832 5352 5847<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Password:          471826<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Kind regards<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">--<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Alex<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Alex Hardisty                                                                
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Alex Hardisty</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Director of Informatics Projects                                  
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Cyfarwyddwr y Prosiect Gwybodeg</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">School of Computer Science and Informatics              
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Yr Ysgol Cyfrifiadureg a Gwybodeg</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Cardiff University, Queens Buildings                           
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Prifysgol Caerdydd, Adeiladau’r Frenhines</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">5, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA                                  
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">5, The Parade, Caerdydd CF24 3AA</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">United Kingdom                                                           
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Y Deyrnas Unedig<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4861                                              
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">ffn : +44 (0)29 2087 4861</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">email:
</span><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><a href="mailto:hardistyar@cardiff.ac.uk"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#0563C1">hardistyar@cardiff.ac.uk</span></a></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">                                  
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">ebost:
</span><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><a href="mailto:hardistyar@caerdydd.ac.uk"><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#0563C1">hardistyar@caerdydd.ac.uk</span></a></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">skype: alex.hardisty                                                     
</span><span lang="CY" style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">skype: alex.hardisty<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:black;background:white;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">orcid id:
</span><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><a href="http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0767-4310"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#0563C1;background:white">orcid.org/0000-0002-0767-4310</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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