[tdwg-tapir] Fwd: Tapir protocol - Harvest methods?
Renato De Giovanni
renato at cria.org.br
Thu May 15 20:47:27 CEST 2008
Just wondering: In the case of NBN, after the initial import from a dump
file and if they just change a few records, are you planning to download
everything again and then overwrite all 20 million records in GBIF's
database? Or are you also interested in using some sort of incremental
> Locally generated / localised DwC index files?
> (if you have rich data behind LSID, then this file is an index that allows
> searching of those rich data using DwC fields)
> I would like to see the data file accompanied with a compulsory metafile
> that details rights, citation, contacts etc are all given. Whether this
> file needs the data generation timestamp I am not so sure either and the
> HTTP header approach does sound good. It means you can do a one time
> metafile crafting and then just CRON the dump generation... This would be
> for institutions with IT resources - e.g. UK NBN with 20M records.
> For Joe Bloggs with a data set, if we included it in the wrapper tools,
> it is easy to rewrite the metafile seemlessly anyway so they don't care.
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