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Cataloging Taxonomic Data

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Basic overview of the Global Names Architecture and Darwin Core data standards presented to the Asian Regional Biodiversity Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand (Nov 2009).

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Cataloging Taxonomic Data

  1. 1. GLOBALBIODIVERSITY<br />INFORMATIONFACILITY<br />Cataloging and using Taxonomic Data<br />The Global Names Architecture<br />Asian Regional Meeting and Biodiversity Informatics Workshop 16-19 Nov 2009<br />David Remsen<br />Senior Programme Officer, ECAT<br />
  2. 2. Enable access to information about species<br />Scientific nameslabel that information<br />
  3. 3. We use names to retrieve species information<br />190M records – 5M distinct “taxon” names<br />
  4. 4. Names make poor identifiers<br />Information science & authority files address this.<br />
  5. 5. …even when properly spelled<br />Information science & authority files address this.<br />
  6. 6. Nomenclatural Databases<br />Provide original orthography and tie names to their originating publications<br />
  7. 7. Taxonomic Catalogues<br />Taxonomic Status<br />Name of Taxon<br />Classification<br />Circumscription<br />Taxonomic Synonyms<br />
  8. 8. Terminology<br />Catalogues<br />Monographs<br />Regional Flora/Fauna<br />Primary Sources<br />Inventories/Species Lists<br />Secondary Sources<br />Nomenclators<br />No Taxonomy at all<br /><ul><li>Scope
  9. 9. Taxonomic
  10. 10. Regional
  11. 11. Thematic</li></ul>http://code.google.com/p/gbif-ecat/wiki/ChecklistDefinition<br />
  12. 12. Global Names Architecture Idea<br />Mobilise<br />Develop global taxonomic infrastructure<br />National, Regional, Global, Thematic<br />Index<br />Create a Global Library of Taxonomic Resources<br />Link<br />Create a single authoritative “dictionary” of names<br />Use / them<br />Develop tools and services that use these resources to facilitate integration and make life easier.<br />
  13. 13. Dynamic Index of Checklists<br />2010 Q1 Release<br />
  14. 14. BuildNameDictionary Services<br />Enables Taxonomic Catalogues to be used to improve data quality in collections<br />
  15. 15. BuildTaxonomicName Services<br /><ul><li>Save Time
  16. 16. Improve Accuracy
  17. 17. Organise species data
  18. 18. Automate manual tasks</li></ul>Organised/Up-to-Date<br />Unorganised/out-of-date<br />
  19. 19. Create new checklists<br />New Derived Products<br />New Processes/Technologies<br />
  20. 20. Use species lists to filter data retrieval<br />Applied to data access and integration<br />
  21. 21. Support differentorpreferredtaxonomicviews<br />
  22. 22. Enablecommunities to have yourdata theirway<br />
  23. 23. Questions<br />Can you benefit from these sorts of services?<br />Do you want a national Checklist Catalogue?<br />Should GBIFS focus on providing software for making Checklist Catalogues or services for using them?<br />

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