interest in guid workshop

Matt Jones jones at NCEAS.UCSB.EDU
Thu Sep 22 10:53:02 CEST 2005

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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