Biodiversity Knowledge Organization Systems

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has commissioned a white paper to advise it on its future directions for Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), a rubric that includes the creation, use, and management of such resources as controlled vocabularies, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies. Before a final draft is produced, GBIF invites an initial public review of the first draft. The draft may be found at and the mechanism for commenting at which is a page on the GBIF Community Site. You can comment by registering there or by subscribing to the GBIF KOS mailing list
Please feel free to distribute this invitation more widely.
Thank you.
Eamonn O'Tuala, GBIF Program Officer
Robert A. Morris, GBIFKOS White Paper Convener