[tdwg-tag] SourceForge LSID project websites broken - role for TDWG?

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at duke.edu
Thu Apr 9 19:20:50 CEST 2009

On Apr 9, 2009, at 11:29 AM, Roderic Page wrote:

> Ironically one of the examples Lee listed when defending the TDWG's
> resolver (urn:lsid:gdb.org:GenomicSegment:GDB132938) seems to have
> disappeared

GDB was shut down last year, and the organization that hosted it shut  
down the domain too. I'm not sure that a community resolver should  
cache copies of data and/or metadata for objects owned by now-defunct  
entities. Wouldn't that be conflating a resolver with an archive?  
I.e., the onus of object persistence is with the digital object  
owner, not the identifier resolver, right?

(I do agree with more or less everything else you said, though.)


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