[Taxacom] Definition of Checklists
taxacom3 at achapman.org
Tue Feb 12 19:44:57 CST 2008
Looking at the comments so far and thinking about Chris Lyall' list
The aim is for a set of metadata elements for documenting checklists etc.
Many of the terms mentioned by Chris could be covered by using something
like the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set as extended.
Many years ago a number of us were involved in extending Dublin Core to
add 4 dimensional geographic elements (to describe any object in space
and time from normal latitude/longitude, UTM geographies to the position
of stars in the universe, positions of an organ in the body and from
eons to nanoseconds). So by just using part of that one has the
geography and time covered.
Add a few extra Elements to Dublin Core and you may well be there. Then
back to the original; message - determining what those Elements should be.
I still think using a one or two question survey on Survey Monkey one
would get some sort of handle on what people understand by each of the
Hope this helps
Arthur D> Chapman
Australian Biodiversity Information Services
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