[tdwg-tag] Audubon Core namespace [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Gail E. Kampmeier gkamp at illinois.edu
Mon Nov 29 04:12:21 CET 2010

The reason behind choosing the name Audubon Core was not just the subject matter (eco covers just 
about everything we do with biodiversity), but  it salutes a very famous and prolific illustrator and 
publicizer of natural history illustrations.  The thought followed the tribute to Darwin in the Darwin Core.  
The name Audubon should pop up prominently and provide the opportunity for a nice story in tribute for 
this standard for sharing "biodiversity multimedia resources and collections."


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:18:23 +1100
>From: Paul Murray <pmurray at anbg.gov.au>  
>Subject: Re: [tdwg-tag] Audubon Core namespace [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]  
>To: Bob Morris <morris.bob at gmail.com>
>Cc: "Vishwas Chavan (GBIF)" <vchavan at gbif.org>, "José Cuadra (GBIF)" <jcuadra at gbif.org>, Greg 
Riccardi <griccardi at fsu.edu>, tdwg-tag at tdwg.org
>On 28/11/2010, at 4:46 AM, Bob Morris wrote:
>> Let's settle this. I think http://abnc.tdwg.org works and is easy to
>> associate with Audubon Core. In my opinion:
>> - ac is too short and not evocative
>> - adbc has too much baggage in the U.S.  because of the NSF
>> digitization effort
>> http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503559&org=&from_org=NSF
>> - adbnc is too long, though a close second for me
>> - audc is possible but more evocative of audio than audubon
>The other approach would be to name it after its subject mater. If Audubon Core concerns itself with 
ecology, then eco.tdwg.org would work.
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Gail E. Kampmeier, 
Illinois Natural History Survey
Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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