PublicationBank, Policy/Best Practice

Robert Huber rhuber at WDC-MARE.ORG
Mon Feb 20 10:41:35 CET 2006

Dear all,

Sorry for my late reply.. I just visited the WIKI today and found that
there are a lot more working groups or task items listed there, very

One of the tasks is the Publication Bank. I can imagine that this is
something some of the GUID group members already have discussed
earlier? At least during the workshop my impression was that the common
'management' of publication/ citations is a rather old TDWG problem?
Have there been any earlier attempts to solve this?

Another thing I would like to propose is something like a 'policy' or
'best practice' group. A lot of the discussions during the workshop
dealed with problems like e.g. 'when exactly do I have to assign a new
GUID to a taxon name'. A lot of solutions and agrement surely have been
proposed in the break out groups and should be documented in the WIKI?

best regards, Robert

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project
> [mailto:TDWG-GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU]Im Auftrag von Ricardo Scachetti
> Pereira
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. Februar 2006 15:10
> Betreff: New GUID working groups and work plan
>     Hi all,
>     Now that the first GUID workshop is over, we would like to lay down
> a work plan to move forward with GUID work and to prepare for our next
> meeting later this year.
>     As you may have seen in the workshop report, we have created two
> main follow-up areas or working groups to carry on the tasks and address
> the issues identified by the group. These two groups are the direct
> result of the break-out groups formed during the last day of the GUID-1
> workshop. The groups are:
>     * The Infrastructure Working Group - will address the key issues
> regarding the deployment of LSID as the GUID technology for biodiversity
> informatics.
>     * The Prototyping Working Group - will develop prototypes of test
> cases to test aspects of a GUID infrastructure.
>     Due to some overlap between the groups and to simplify our work a
> little, we have collapsed the 4 original workshop break-out groups into
> the main working groups above. The groups convened by Richard Pyle
> (Conceptual vs. Digital LSIDs) and me (LSID spec review and software gap
> analysis) are now listed as activities under the Infrastructure Working
> Group. These changes are organizational only and are not supposed to
> change the mission and mandate of those break-out groups in any way.
>     I have made changes to the GUID wiki to reflect and support this
> structure. There are links to the two working groups from the home page.
> Each working group page has links to individual activities/prototype
> pages that will be used to record the respective discussions,
> developments, conclusions, and recommendations. These pages are only
> placeholders for now.
>     In the coming days we will be trying to identify coordinators and
> participants to get each of those activities/prototypes started.
> Volunteers are most welcome.
>     I would like to ask you to please look at these new wiki sections
> and make yourself familiar with the tasks and page templates. Please
> feel free to make comments and suggestions.
>     More on this later.
>     Best regards,
> Ricardo

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