[Taxacom] GBIF white paper on Knowledge Organisation Systems - Call for comments on draft document

Éamonn Ó Tuama (GBIF) eotuama at gbif.org
Thu Nov 25 10:10:35 CST 2010

[Apologies for cross posting]


Last September, GBIF convened a group to prepare a white paper on Knowledge
Organisation Systems (i.e., Controlled Vocabularies, Ontologies, Thesauri,
etc.) for biodiversity informatics (see
osition-paper-on-vocabulariesontologies/). A draft of this paper is now
available for review.


You are invited to review (or circulate for review to interested colleagues)
the draft document available for download from the GBIF Community Site:
http://bit.ly/GBIFKOS_Comments. Instructions for providing feedback are
included there.


Regrettably, the time for initial public comment is short. Anything not
received by December 7, 2010 will not influence the final draft of the White
Paper, though will remain available for GBIF to consider as it acts on the
White Paper recommendations.



With regards,

Éamonn Ó Tuama


[On behalf of Robert A. Morris, GBIFKOS White Paper Convener]



Éamonn Ó Tuama, M.Sc., Ph.D. (eotuama at gbif.org), 

Senior Programme Officer, Inventory, Discovery, Access (IDA), 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat, 

Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, DENMARK 

Phone:  +45 3532 1494; Fax:  +45 3532 1480


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