[tdwg-tag] provenance chains and DwC:recordedBy

Mark Wilden mark at mwilden.com
Fri Aug 6 19:59:36 CEST 2010

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 8:16 AM, joel sachs <jsachs at csee.umbc.edu> wrote:
> I think the obvious approach is to capture both the observer and
> reporter of the data where appropriate, and maintain this distinction in
> the data store. When we have to generate "pure" DwC records (for example,
> for harvesting by GBIF), we map to DwC (sometimes in
> a lossy manner). But is that obvious to everyone, or just to me?

Sounds pretty darn obvious to me. :)

You might want to capture the birthdays of your collectors' children,
so you can send them nice gifts. Darwin Core is probably not going to
support that in the near future.

In the work I'm doing, there is a) a set of data, and b) a number of
representations of that data. The elements in each don't map one to one.

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