[Taxacom] LSID and GUID Applicability Statements approved as new TDWG Standards

Chuck Miller Chuck.Miller at mobot.org
Mon Feb 21 16:39:39 CST 2011

The TDWG Executive Committee has approved the Life Sciences Identifiers
Applicability Statement (LSID_AS) and the Globally Unique Identifiers
(GUID_AS) Applicability Statement as new TDWG standards.


The Executive committee acknowledges Kevin Richards of Landcare New
Zealand as author of the GUID Applicability Statement. Likewise, Kevin
Richards, Ricardo Pereira (TDWG Infrastructure Project), Donald Hobern
(Atlas of Living Australia), Roger Hyam (TDWG Infrastructure Project),
Lee Belbin (TDWG Infrastructure Project) and Stan Blum (California
Academy of Sciences) as co-authors of the LSID Applicability Statement.


The committee also greatly appreciated the patience and perseverance of
Ben Richardson of the Department of Environment and Conservation of
Western Australia who was the Review Manager for these standards. The
process, as can be seen from the institutional associations, was in this
case longer than all would have liked, but we hope that the standards
will prove useful to the Biodiversity Informatics community.


We would also thank all those who were involved as formal or public
reviewers of these standards. Your input was greatly appreciated and was
in various ways, incorporated into the final standards.


These standards can be downloaded from


Chuck Miller

TDWG Chair

On behalf of the TDWG Executive Committee


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