Title: Darwin Core Hour: Even Simple is Hard
Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 11 am EST, 1 PM ART, 5 PM CET
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room [lots of "room" here, up to 500 people - see you soon!]
In this 2nd chapter of the Darwin Core Hour series, we will glance at the list of Darwin Core terms that are recommended to be populated with values from controlled vocabularies. From that list we’ll look at some basic terms (e.g., dcterms:type, dwc:basisOfRecord, etc.) for which there are clearly recommended controlled vocabularies. We will explore how they are used in practice and how usage differs from the recommendations. We’ll discuss what the consequences might be of not following controlled vocabularies, and the converse - what the consequences might be of doing so. We’ll look at some of the secrets of how aggregators deal with the problem and the lessons we can learn from them. Finally, we will review questions that have been submitted related to this particular subject and open the webinar for further discussion.
Presenter: John Wieczorek
Moderators: Deborah Paul and Paula Zermoglio
Darwin Core Hour Series Abstract:
Darwin Core has become a broadly-used standard for biodiversity data sharing since its inception as a standard by the organization Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) in 2009. Despite, or because of, its popularity, people trying to use the standard continue to have questions about how to use Darwin Core and associated extensions. This webinar series looks at open questions related to Darwin Core. Though the topic is broad, individual chapters in the series will focus on specific topics to any adequate level of depth. .
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