interest in guid workshop

Ricardo Scachetti Pereira ricardo at TDWG.ORG
Thu Sep 22 16:24:25 CEST 2005


  Many thanks for expressing your interest in our discussion and
workshop on GUIDs. Also thanks for adding your project information to
our wiki.
  As far as I'm concerned there is nothing that would exclude the data
items you mention from the discussion (except for some wording on the
wiki - sorry).
  As a matter of fact, one of the aspects of the discussion here has
been not only to assign and resolve globally unique identifiers to data
items but also to cross-reference them in a meaninful and useful way.
Certainly field observations and experiments are part of that web.
  Again, welcome to our group.


Matt Jones wrote:

>I sent an email the other day expressing my interest in this workshop,
>but it didn't seem to go through to the list.  In the meantime, I
>created a wiki page with the answers to your questions about why I am
>interested at:
>I also added descriptions of GUID issues for the SEEK EcoGrid and Kepler
>projects and some details about the TCS.  I also will eventually add in
>information about use of LSIDs in the SEEK Taxonomic Object Server (TOS)
>that complements the TCS work.
>I guess my first question is to what extent GBIF and the members of this
>list think that this discussion should include use cases outside
>specimen collections?  Much of my work with LSIDs has been focused on
>archiving field observations and experiments done by ecologists and
>environmental biologists.  It seems like this should be in scope for
>GBIF, but thus far the limited discussion on this list has focused on
>specimen collections and taxonomic nomenclature/concept issues.  Should
>we broaden it?
>Thanks, and looking forward to the discussion.
>Matt Jones
>jones at
>National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
>UC Santa Barbara

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