[tdwg] Public Review of TAPIR

Piers Higgs Piers at gaiaresources.com.au
Mon Sep 14 04:19:10 CEST 2009

Public Review of TAPIR

TDWG is pleased to announce the commencement of the Public Review of the
TDWG Access Protocol for Information Retrieval TAPIR - a method for
sharing biodiversity information.  Since being officially put forward as
a draft, TAPIR has undergone a peer review, a review by the TDWG
Executive and multiple revisions. 

Open Invitation: We invite all who may contribute and/or consume
biodiversity information to examine this proposed standard during the
Public Review period from 10th September through at least until the 10th
November 2009. 

How to Participate: You can participate in the review of TAPIR in two
ways; either through lodging a comment through TDWG's Open Journal
System, or you can take the Microsoft Word document and edit it with
track changes and resubmit it to the TAPIR Wiki space.  

To post comments to the Open Journal System (that can be anonymous), go
to http://www.tdwg.org/stdtrack/article/view/449/39
<http://www.tdwg.org/stdtrack/article/view/449/39> .  On the right hand
side of the page is a link to add a comment.  

At the previous URL, you can also download a copy of the Microsoft Word
format specification.  Once you have downloaded it, turn on track
changes and make your notes and comments.  You can then submit that file
at http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAPIR/TapirReview
<http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAPIR/TapirReview> .  Please DO NOT
add any comments to the Wiki page, only via the OJS page.

Questions about the process should be directed to me at

Please share this opportunity for public comment and review with others
you think may be interested. 

Acknowledgements: I'd like to thank the authors, the anonymous reviewers
and the members of the Executive Committee who reviewed the standard.
In addition, the guidance of Lee Belbin through the review process has
been invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Links expanded: 

TAPIR Specification in HTML -

Official TAPIR Website - http://www.tdwg.org/subgroups/tapir/
Various TAPIR software packages -
Subscribe to tdwg-tag  - http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-tag

Related Links: 

TDWG: http://www.tdwg.org/ <http://www.tdwg.org/>  
Other TDWG Standards: http://www.tdwg.org/standards/
TDWG Standards Track (in OJS): http://www.tdwg.org/stdtrack/index

Apologies if you receive this multiple times from various mailing lists.


Piers Higgs, Review Manager 


Piers Higgs

Gaia Resources

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