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 http://bit.ly/GBIFKOS_2010-11-25-0400 and the mechanism for commenting at http://bit.ly/GBIFKOS_Comments which is a page on the GBIF Community Site. You can comment by registering there or by subscribing to the GBIF KOS mailing list http://lists.gbif.org/mailman/listinfo/kos
Please feel free to distribute this invitation more widely.
Thank you.
Eamonn O'Tuala, GBIF Program Officer
Robert A. Morris, GBIFKOS White Paper Convener