New GUID working groups and work plan [ Scanned for viruses ]

Ricardo Scachetti Pereira ricardo at TDWG.ORG
Tue Feb 14 11:52:47 CET 2006


    Thanks for letting me know.

    I am very interested in following closely the development of LSID
prototype resolvers such as yours, specially regarding missing LSID
software components, limitations of current LSID specifications, or any
other roadblocks you may find in LSID software setup and development.

    So, could you (or Kevin) please fill me in on the details of your
prototype? I've added a new wiki page specially for that. You can use to
record the relevant information. The page is at:

    Please, feel free to edit that page and add the required details. We
intend to record similar information about the development of the other
prototypes and use that information as input in various others GUID

    If you provide such information I can offer to help in your
development activities.

    This applies to any other groups that are planning on developing
LSID prototype resolvers. Just add your details to the GUID wiki and let
me (us) know.



Paul Kirk wrote:

>The Index Fungorum Partnership has already started to set up an LSID resolver demo based on the Index Fungorum database (using the existing Web Service running there). CABI is providing the server, Kevin Richards (Landcare Research New Zealand) is doing the install.
>Donald, Lee and Roger already know,
>In haste,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project
>[mailto:TDWG-GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU]On Behalf Of Ricardo Scachetti
>Sent: 14 February 2006 14:10
>Subject: New GUID working groups and work plan [ Scanned for viruses ]
>    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
>    * 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,

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