[tdwg-tag] another poke about Audubon Core status

Stoner, Dan dstoner at acis.ufl.edu
Mon Sep 22 15:28:19 CEST 2014

My immediate practical concern is that I am creating slides for various conference presentations and it is awkward to link to the official pages such as the TDWG AC page [1] or the list of standards [2] that indicate a non-DRAFT status.

Further investigation shows that maybe I just need to use the Audubon Core Term List document in the wiki [3] when I am sharing info about AC to the world?

   [1] http://www.tdwg.org/standards/638/
   [2] http://www.tdwg.org/standards/
   [3] http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/Audubon_Core_Term_List

- Dan Stoner

From: Tim Robertson [trobertson at gbif.org]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 8:46 AM
To: Stoner, Dan; Cynthia Parr
Cc: tdwg-tag at lists.tdwg.org; TDWG Content Mailing List; tdwg at lists.tdwg.org
Subject: Re: [tdwg-tag] another poke about Audubon Core status

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your offer.

As far as I recall, the TDWG executive decided at the last meeting to move onto a whole new platform and put contractor money aside to make it happen.
I’m reluctant to point you at the tangled mess of the current system when I suspect it is to be replaced anyway.  It really is a convoluted mess of Typo3 plugins, which try and keep a bunch of backend systems in sync and dues to bugs in there it does not work as expected.  I really don’t think it is something you want to get into, but I sympathise that the TDWG site is broken and no-one is maintaining it… a simpler vanilla CMS solution that even requires more manual text editing etc. will be a far more manageable solution in my opinion.

@TDWG Executive folks - is it still the intention to contract out and do a basic CMS site?
If not, I’ll try and pull up the code but I’d need your approval to get him a DB dump as it holds user credentials / subscriptions etc. Please can you advise us?  Anything we can do to help?


On 19 Sep 2014, at 23:05, Stoner, Dan <dstoner at acis.ufl.edu<mailto:dstoner at acis.ufl.edu>> wrote:

I see in the tdwg-tag mailing list archives that the status of the Audubon Core Standard has been discussed recently:


So consider this another poke about getting the web site updated with the official status of the Standard.

If there is anything I can do to facilitate the web site update, please let me know (as in, I am volunteering to hack code or whatever is needed).


Dan Stoner
iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
University of Florida
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