TDWG Standards

Berendsohn, Walter G. w.berendsohn at BGBM.ORG
Mon Mar 21 17:14:24 CST 2005

Dear Colleagues

I was just alerted that another proposed standard had been submitted in time, but the email has not made it across the 500 meters that separate the respective subgroup convenor's office from mine. Sorry for the confusion. 

The bit I sent out an hour ago should read:

FOUR of the draft standards discussed during the TDWG 2004 meeting in Christchurch have now formally been submitted to the TDWG Executive Committee for voting during TDWG 2005:


> - Darwin Core 2 (, "a 
> simple set of data element definitions designed to support 
> the sharing and integration of primary biodiversity data".
> - Access to Biological Collection Data (ABCD) 2.0 
> (, "an evolving 
> comprehensive standard for the access to and exchange of data 
> about specimens and observations (a.k.a. primary biodiversity data)". 
> - Taxonomic Concept Transfer Schema (TCS) 1 
> ( [taxa and names]. 
> Please feel free to comment and contribute. The working 
> groups will continue to improve their drafts until a final 
> edited version will be submitted by the Executive Committee 
> to the TDWG membership by July 17, 2005.   
> Other TDWG working groups will contribute proposed standards, 
> which will also be discussed during the meeting in St. 
> Petersburg. Submission of a draft in 2005 is a prerequisite 
> for submission as a new TDWG standard in 2006. Proposed 
> standards should be send before that date to the TDWG 
> Secretary Adrian Rissoné (a.rissone at
> See for further information on TDWG meetings, 
> subgroups, and the procedure for adoption of standards. 
> With best wishes
> Walter Berendsohn
> Chair, TDWG Executive Committee 2005

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