[Tdwg-guid] GUID-2 Report

Ricardo Scachetti Pereira ricardo at tdwg.org
Tue Jun 27 15:30:54 CEST 2006

    Dear TDWG-GUID mailing list subscriber,

    The Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG, http://www.tdwg.org/) with
support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has just held the second
of two workshops to address the need for a system of globally unique
identifiers (GUID) for use in biodiversity informatics.

    The report describing the outcomes of the meeting and the plans for
deployment of LSIDs in our community is available at:

http://www.tdwg.gbif.org/fileadmin/subgroups/tip/GUID2Report.pdf (PDF format) 
http://wiki.gbif.org/guidwiki/wikka.php?wakka=GUID2Report (web page)

    We are encouraging feedback on the report and particularly the
deployment strategy. Please send your comments to the TDWG-GUID mailing list
at tdwg-guid at mailman.nhm.ku.edu, or add them to the TDWG-GUID wiki at


Donald Hobern, Ricardo Pereira and Lee Belbin

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