[tdwg-tag] resolving deleted records

Sally Hinchcliffe S.Hinchcliffe at kew.org
Mon Oct 2 16:12:40 CEST 2006

Apologies for cross-posting but I'm trying to get a reasonably quick 
response  ... 

I'm trying to finalise the IPNI LSID server as far as I can. One of 
the issues that was raised at the GUIDs workshop was how to handle 
deleted records. In IPNI we suppress records where they have been 
duplicated. There are a high number of duplicates in IPNI and as we 
start identifying true duplicates and linking them, the number of 
suppressed or deprecated records will rise and the chances of someone 
having an id which resolves to a now suppressed record will become 
quite high

What I'd like to do if someone asks for a suppressed record is to 
return metadata which just indicates the record is suppressed (or 
deleted) plus if relevant a pointer to the preferred record 

For the latter we can use <dc:isReplacedBy> which I think is what IF 
are using

For the former - I couldn't find any really obvious existing tag in 
use out there. What are other people using? Or do you have any 
suggestions or examples of deleted records?

*** Sally Hinchcliffe
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