Invitation to Participate in a Review of the Darwin Core Standard

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative LogoThe International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases (TDWG) has begun a public review of the Darwin Core Standard. Based on Dublin Core, Darwin Core enables sharing of biodiversity information.

Public Review Period of Darwin Core continues through at least August 10, 2009


From the Call for Participation

TDWG is pleased to announce the commencement of the Public Review of Darwin Core - a standard for sharing biodiversity information. You will find the proposed standard is a living document with a history, an anchor in the Dublin Core, and mechanisms to grow and change. Since being officially put forward as a draft standard in February 2009, Darwin Core has undergone a
peer review, a review by the TDWG Executive, and multiple revisions.

Open Invitation: We invite all who may contribute and/or consume biodiversity information to examine this proposed standard during the Public Review period from 11th July through at least 10th  August 2009.

How to Participate: Visit the Darwin Core Progress site for the latest background information on the process and critical links to content and participation.  To discuss ideas with others or offer comments that are not targeted for action, please subscribe and contribute to the
tdwg-content mailing list.  Recommended  actions or issues should be submitted to the Issue Tracker of the Darwin
so that they may be assigned, prioritized, and tracked.  This Public Review process
will be archived along with all other documentation in the TDWG Standards Track.  Questions about the process should be directed to the Review Manager, Gail Kampmeier .

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