NBII/NFAIS MetaDiversity III: Corrected Text

Peter Rauch peterr at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue Feb 4 08:47:26 CST 2003

[This is a corrected version of a posting that was circulated on
some email list servers recently. The dates were either wrong or
omitted on the earlier version. Peter]

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Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 10:59:02 -0500
From: Jill ONeill <jilloneill at nfais.org>
To: Peter Rauch <peterr at socrates.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Corrected Text - Please Disseminate As Widely as Possible

Dear Peter:

In March 2003, the National Biological Information
Infrastructure (NBII) of USGS and NFAIS will be jointly hosting
"MetaDiversity III: Global Access for Biodiversity Through
Integrated Systems" in the city of Philadelphia, PA. This
working meeting is expected to build on the findings from the
MetaDiversity II meeting held in June 2001, which focused on
identifying information needs of users in the biodiversity
community. Those findings have been posted to
http://www.nfais.org/MetaDiversity2.asp.  The MetaDiversity III
meeting, in turn, will focus on the actual technologies and
processes required for integrating multiple information
resources into a fully interoperable network for researchers.

I'm contacting you at this time to alert you to this upcoming
event and to solicit your participation.  The specific dates are
March 31 - April 1, 2003 and the venue for the event is the
Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Further details
regarding the program, speakers and associated fees can be found
at: http://www.nfais.org/EventDetails.asp?EventID=12.  However,
confirmed speakers include representatives from the following

American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Expert Centre for Taxonomic Identification, University of Amsterdam
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, Florida Marine Research Institute
Openly Informatics
Spatial Metadata Consulting
University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Pennsylvania

A room block has been reserved for the attendees of the
conference at the Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA at an
attractive rate of $119.00 per night.  To make reservations,
call 1-800-222-8733 or contact the Doubletree directly at
215-893-1600.  Please specify that you are part of the NFAIS
meeting when you make your reservation.

This meeting is being held under Cooperative Agreement
02HQAGO111 between the U.S. Geological Survey & NFAIS.

We anticipate that you will find this event to be of value to
your work in this field and look forward to seeing your name on
our list of registered attendees.

Jill O'Neill
Director, Planning & Communication
voice: 215-893-1561
fax: 215-893-1564
jilloneill at nfais.org

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