[Tdwg-guid] Update on GUID/LSID work

Ricardo Pereira ricardo at tdwg.org
Tue Sep 26 13:21:27 CEST 2006

Dear GUID and TAG members,

We would like to update you about the GUID/LSID work. Since the 2nd GUID 
workshop in Edinburgh, the GUID group have been working on documents 
targeted at different audiences interested in LSIDs-

 * An LSID primer for biologists

 * An executive summary on LSID (for 'Managers')

 * An annotated summary of LSID resources on the Internet for software 

 * An LSID Applicability Statement (in prep). This is planed to serve as 
guideline for implementation of LSID resolvers in biodiversity 
information applications. This specification will summarize all agreed 
decisions by the GUID group.

 * An LSID 'Roadmap' (in prep). This roadmap describes our priorities 
for the next ~6 months for LSID work.

The list containing all these documents can be found at this temporary URL:

During the TDWG 2006 Annual Meeting, several presentations will address 
GUIDs and LSIDs. Kevin Richards with help from Ricardo Pereira will be 
running a hands-on LSID tutorial/workshop that will demonstrate various 
aspects of a running LSID resolver and help interested parties to set up 
their own resolvers. Hopefully, end-users will get an idea on how LSIDs 
can help them.

As the TDWG 2006 Annual Meeting approaches, we will be spending more 
time establishing the basic infrastructure to support a more integrated 
data sharing environment for biodiversity information applications and 
will be encouraging the deployment of LSID clients and resolvers in our 

We will keep you posted on any new developments.

Best regards,

The TDWG Infrastructure Team (TIP)

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