IOPI [ ASBS Newsl. June 1992 ]

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Wed Dec 30 08:41:51 CST 1992

Scanned from Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 71
(June 1992) 30.

International Organization for Plant Information

The International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI--see
Newsletter 69: 24-25) is gathering momentum.

The Working Groups (for Data Definition and Standards; Taxonomic
Resources Network; and Information Systems) have been meeting and
corresponding, and the Checklist Comminee will meet in Leiden on 15
and 16 June 1992.

The next meeting of the Organization will be held in Xalapa, Mexico,
from 3-5 November 1992, immediately preceding the next meeting, in
the same city, of the International Working Group on Taxonomic
Databases for Plant Sciences (TDWG). Registration for the two
meetings together is $US100. Registration forms are available from
me at the address below.


Membership of IOPI consists of Participating Centre (PC) Members,
Individual Members, and Invited Members. PC and Individual Members
are required to be active participants in the work of IOPI, either as
representatives of Participating Centres or as Members in their own
right. Invited Members shall be individuals, recognised by the
governing body of IOPI as capable of contributing in some way to the
work of IOPI, although not necessarily participating directly in its
aclivities as such.

Nominations for PC or Individual membership may be submitted in
writing by two Members of IOPI, and the names shall be submitted by
Council for election at a General Meeting by a simple majority of
the Members present. Invited Members shall be nominated by the
governing body of IOPI.

There is no membership fee. For the first year, the membersbip
consists of members of the Foundation Council, the Checklist
Committee, and the Working Groups, as well as several organizations
that participated in the inaugural meeting last September.

Membership of the Foundation Council was given in Newsletter 69.
Australian members of IOPI are all PCs, with the following
representatives or contacts:- Mr Alex George, Australian Biological
Resources Study, Canberra (ph. 06-2509440); Dr Jim Croft, Australian
National Botanic Gardens, Canberra (ph. 06-2509490;  email:
jrc at; Dr David Green, Centre for Information Sciences,
Australian National University, Canberra (ph. 06- 2494728); Dr Les
Watson, Australian National University, Canberra (ph. 06- 2494666);
Mr Arthur Chapman, Environmental Resources Information Network,
Canberra (ph.  06-2500376; email: arthur at; Mrs Karen
Wilson, National Herbarium of New South Wales, Sydney (ph. 02-
2318137); Dr Deidrie Jinks, University of Technology, Sydney (ph. 02-
3301826; email: djinks at

Anyone or any institution wanting further information, or wishing to
apply for membership, should contact the Secretary, Alex George,
Australian Biological Resources Study, G.P.O. Box 636, Canberra,
A.C.T. 2601; fax (06) 250-9448; phone (06)250-9440.

Alex George
Flora of Australia

Jim Croft                [Herbarium CBG]           internet: jrc at
Australian National Botanic Gardens                   voice:  +61-6-2509 490
GPO Box 1777, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA             fax:  +61-6-2509 599
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