[tdwg] Darwin Core webinar on paleo/zooarch time, TODAY at 1pm Eastern

Erica Krimmel ekrimmel at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 13:50:03 UTC 2018

Join us later today for Darwin Core (DwC) Hour #13: *The Problem of Time:
Dealing with Paleontological and Zooarchaeological Specimens in Darwin Core

*When*: *TODAY, 24 April 2018*

*Time*: *1pm Eastern / 5pm UTC*

*Where*: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

The temporality of specimens is a quintessential piece of information that
undeniably adds research value.  Part of what makes specimens so invaluable
is the fact that they represent life in a certain form at a particular
place and time.  However, there are some complications when it comes to
reporting and comparing collection dates and the ages or chronology of
‘modern’ specimens to those from paleontological or zooarchaeological
relevant time frames.  This Darwin Core Hour aims to take a deeper look at
some of these complexities, to begin community discussions of how these
important data should be portrayed in Darwin Core, and to provide a
starting point for these discussions by introducing the Chronometric
extension for Darwin Core that is currently under development.

However, there are some complications when it comes to reporting the
collecting dates versus the ages or chronology of ‘modern’,
paleontological, and zooarchaeological specimens, as well as making
meaningful comparisons across represented time frames (e.g., modern,
archaeological, paleontological).

*Presenter*: Laura Brenskelle, University of Florida/Florida Museum of
Natural History

Please bring or submit questions for open discussions in each webinar:


   - Explore the Darwin Core Questions & Answers wiki:
   https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/wiki <https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/wiki>
   - See which of your questions have been asked and answered so far:
   - Submit your question / volunteer (yourself or someone) to do a webinar
   on a DwC topic: https://tinyurl.com/zja2muz
   - See what terms DwC recommends using a controlled vocabulary for:
   - Compare the above to what's actually inside some of the DwC fields
   that suggest using a controlled vocabulary (data from GBIF, iDigBio,
   VertNet, and soon ALA): https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/tree/master/data

Happy Darwin Core and Data Quality, and hope to see you soon!

- Erica Krimmel, et al from the* iDigBio Data Mgmt Interest Group *and
the *Darwin
Core Hour Team*

*(please kindly excuse cross-postings!)DwC Hour is a regular webinar series
brought to you by the iDigBio Data Management Interest Group (DMI). We
welcome input for this series from everyone worldwide. We use Adobe Connect
for our webinars.
See https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing
<https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing> for hints on best
experience (hint: use headsets!)*
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