[tdwg-tag] Survey on biodiversity Knowledge Organization

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 13:55:24 CEST 2010

Dear colleague,

The team listed below is charged by the Global Biodiversity
Information Facility (GBIF) with developing a position paper about its
future needs for Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), a rubric which
includes thesauri, controlled vocabularies, ontologies, gazetteers,
linked data, and other such resources. The paper will cover tools,
impediments to deployment, training requirements, etc. After we draft
it, the position paper will be put forth for a period of public
comment before final recommendations to GBIF.

In order to put together the position paper, we solicit your opinions,
experiences, needs, and information on resources you already in place
about Knowledge Organization for biodiversity research. Please go to
http://surveymonkey.com/GBIFKOSurvey to participate in the survey.

We especially value your input about points you feel the survey doesn’t cover.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to mailing lists or
colleagues you feel appropriate,  hopefully to people who may not have
seen it already.


GBIF KOS position paper team

Bob Morris, Convenor.
Terry Catapano, Donald Hobern, Hilmar Lapp, Norman Morrison, Natasha
Noy, Mark Schildhauer, Dave Thau

September 7, 2010

Robert A. Morris
Emeritus Professor  of Computer Science
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3390
Associate, Harvard University Herbaria
email: morris.bob at gmail.com
web: http://bdei.cs.umb.edu/
web: http://etaxonomy.org/mw/FilteredPush
phone (+1) 857 222 7992 (mobile)

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