Authority File Working Group Resources
Authority Working Group Discussion Forum
Use: Here you can engage the broader community with threaded conversations about topics introduced by your working group or those proposed by registered users of iDigBio.org. Examples of forum topics might include:
- Author: CollectionManagerBob | Topic: Will the Authority File working group be attending TDWG this year?
- Author: AFWGMemberTom | Topic: July Meeting Minutes, Input requested
- Author: NSFprogramperson | Topic: NSF solicitation to the ADBC Community Open today
Permissions: Authenticated users can post. Content Editors can assist with moderation (Deb Paul is a content editor). Administrators can remove content and assist with organization and forum hierarchies (Kevin Love is an administrator).
iDigBio Working Group Overview Wiki
Use: Public information about past, current and future working groups formed with support from iDigBio. Members of iDigBio supported working groups are encouraged to keep this information up to date and relevant to deliverables.
Permissions: Anonymous users can view. Authenticated users can edit. Bureaucrats, such as Deb Paul, can move pages.
iDigBio Authority File Working Group Listserve
Use: This is a moderated email listserve for the members of the authority file working group. To add yourself to the list, send a piece of email to:
Include in the body of the mail:
subscribe IDIGBIOAFWG-L (your first name) (your last name)
e.g.: subscribe IDIGBIOAFWG-L Jane Doe
To remove yourself from a list, send a piece of email to
with the line
Further Materials this group may find useful
iDigBio "Information Clearing House" worksheets
Use: iDigBio will engage the broader community with published worksheets about topics and technology related to digitization. These worksheets will be originally created content, by iDigBio staff, with strict editorial guidelines and workflow. Please contact the iDigBio Executive Editor if you would like to recommend a topic: https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Suzette_Chauvin_King
Use: iDigBio will engage the broader community with published articles about topics and technology related to digitization. These articles will be originally created content with strict editorial guidelines and workflow. Please contact the iDigBio Executive Editor if you would like to contribute: https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Suzette_Chauvin_King