D3 02 Vernacular Names

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Overview of the GNA Vernacular Names Extension to representatives from 17 Asian and 4 Oceania countries. Discussions on collecting indigenous knowledge. Presented to the Asian Regional Biodiversity Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand (Nov 2009).

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  • D3 02 Vernacular Names

    1. 1. GLOBALBIODIVERSITY<br />INFORMATIONFACILITY<br />Internationalisation& GBIF<br />Integrating indigenous knowledge and vernacular names.<br />Asian Regional Meeting and Biodiversity Informatics Workshop 16-19 Nov 2009<br />David Remsen<br />Senior Programme Officer, ECAT<br />
    2. 2. Indigenous knowledge<br />Cultural heritage<br />Medical knowledge<br />Disappearing<br />Historically relevant<br />Used today<br />Complicated<br />Valuable<br />
    3. 3. Bridging cultures & approaches<br />Describe relations<br />Not 1:1<br />Linking knowledge domains<br />
    4. 4. Transposed as a Data Standard<br />Darwin Core<br />Vernacular Names Extensions<br />
    5. 5. Language<br />
    6. 6. Regional Boundaries<br />
    7. 7. Organism Part<br />
    8. 8. Gender<br />
    9. 9. Life Stage<br />
    10. 10. Application<br />
    11. 11. Cataloging Tools<br />
    12. 12. Application<br />
    13. 13. Summary<br /><ul><li> Vernacular names provide critical bridges to information tied to scientific names
    14. 14. Global-access to vernacular names supports national/regional access to global information
    15. 15. Data standard exists
    16. 16. Simple
    17. 17. Comprehenensive
    18. 18. Publication format is file-based
    19. 19. Cataloging tools in development
    20. 20. Publication capacity is available now</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br /><ul><li> GNA Vernacular Extension is comprehensive
    21. 21. Many countries possess vernacular lists
    22. 22. Full ethnobiological treatment is beyond scope of extension.
    23. 23. Be careful of ‘mission creep’ that might complicate it
    24. 24. Publishing tools and templates useful</li>

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