Breakout groups and volunteers to take notes

Bob Morris ram at CS.UMB.EDU
Tue Jan 24 17:01:25 CET 2006

Somewhere in a monitoring and/or a descriptive data breakout or both,
don't forget to consider multimedia objects. JPEG2000 presents special
problems because its serializations can have multiple media and XML
packages in a single file. All are addressable with internet URLs which
depend on the server offering the file. Which gets the GUID,  the file
object or the content pieces? This must be a generic GUID problem for
composite objects.

Sounds like an interesting party. Kevin will bring me the news when we
meet up in Agadir.


Matt Jones wrote:

> I think a focus on GUIDs for ecological and environmental montitoring
> and experimental data would be good.  Ricardo wrote to me about this
> topic before but I was unable to respond at the time.  Nevertheless, I
> would be happy to participate in such a group, and even take some
> responsibility if others are interested.  Anyone else interested in this
> topic?
> Matt
>  > -----Original Message-----
>> From: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project
>> [mailto:TDWG-GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU] On Behalf Of Ricardo Scachetti
>> Pereira
>> Sent: Tuesday, 24 January 2006 11:01 PM
>> Subject: Breakout groups and volunteers to take notes
>>     Dear GUID-1 Workshop Participants,
>>     On the 2nd day of our workshop, we are planning on having two
>> breakout groups to discuss in parallel the specific needs of different
>> data domains regarding GUIDs. So far we have two breakout groups
>> planned:
>> - Taxonomic Names and Concepts, to be convened by Jessie Kennedy (thanks
>> Jessie for kindly accepting our invitation!), and
>> - Specimen and Collection Data, to be convened by me.
>>     So I have some requests regarding the breakout groups:
>> 1) Please choose the group you would like to participate based on your
>> work and affinity. I will make a headcount (probably via a show of
>> hands) on the first day of the workshop so we can allocate the
>> appropriate room for each group.
>> 2) We need volunteers to take notes about our discussions and the
>> decisions we make during the breakout and the main sessions. We need at
>> least one volunteer for each breakout session and one or more to take
>> notes during the main sessions. We need to know who the volunteers will
>> be before the meeting.
>> 3) If you feel that we should have additional breakout groups to discuss
>> specific needs of other data domains (ecological, observation, and
>> genomic data, for example), please let me know as soon as possible, so
>> we can discuss the possibility and make the appropriate arrangements
>> (recruit a convener, a secretary, and participants, allocate a room,
>> etc).
>>     Thank you very much for your help.
>>     Best regards,
>> Ricardo
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