[Tdwg-guid] resolving deleted records

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Mon Oct 2 16:28:25 CEST 2006


Do you need anything more than dc:isReplacedBy? The presence of this in  
itself says the record has been suppressed/replaced.



On 2 Oct 2006, at 15:12, Sally Hinchcliffe wrote:

> 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
> *** Sally Hinchcliffe
> *** Computer section, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
> *** tel: +44 (0)20 8332 5708
> *** S.Hinchcliffe at rbgkew.org.uk
> _______________________________________________
> TDWG-GUID mailing list
> TDWG-GUID at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> http://mailman.nhm.ku.edu/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-guid
Professor Roderic D. M. Page
Editor, Systematic Biology
Graham Kerr Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QP
United Kingdom

Phone:    +44 141 330 4778
Fax:      +44 141 330 2792
email:    r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
web:      http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/rod.html
iChat:    aim://rodpage1962
reprints: http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/pubs.html

Subscribe to Systematic Biology through the Society of Systematic
Biologists Website:  http://systematicbiology.org
Search for taxon names: http://darwin.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~rpage/portal/
Find out what we know about a species: http://ispecies.org
Rod's rants on phyloinformatics: http://iphylo.blogspot.com
Rod's rants on ants: http://semant.blogspot.com

More information about the tdwg-tag mailing list