GUID and Life Sciences Identifiers Applicability Statements

The Global Unique Identifiers (GUID) applicability statements consist of an applicability statement on the use of GUIDs for the biodiversity information community in general (Richards 2010) and the use of Life Science Identifiers (LSID) in specific (Pereira et al. 2009).

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Header section

Title
GUID and Life Sciences Identifiers Applicability Statements
Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/150
Publisher
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Ratified
2011-01-30
Status
Current standard
Category
Applicability statement
Abstract
The TDWG GUID Applicability Statement 1) provides guidance on how to use GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers) to meet specific requirements of the biodiversity information community; 2) applies to GUIDs in general; there is, or will be, a separate document for the applicability of each specific GUID technology. The LSID (Life Sciences Applicability Statement) describes how to use that technology.
Bibliographic citation

Globally Unique Identifiers Task Group. 2011. GUID and Life Sciences Identifiers Applicability Statements. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) http://www.tdwg.org/standards/150

Parts of the standard

This standard is comprised of 2 documents.

Documents:

Title: Globally Unique Identifiers Applicability Statement
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/guid/doc/guidas/
Created: 2010-09-09
Last modified: 2010-09-09
Contributors:
Kevin Richards (lead author) - Landcare Research
Ben Richardson (review manager) - Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia
Publisher: Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Abstract: This document provides guidance on how to use GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifiers) to meet specific requirements of the biodiversity information community. It applies to GUIDs in general; there is, or will be, a separate document for the applicability of each specific GUID technology.
Citation: Globally Unique Identifiers Task Group. 2011. Globally Unique Identifiers (GUID) Applicability Statement. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/guid/doc/guidas/

Title: Life Sciences Identifiers (LSID) Applicability Statement
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/guid/doc/lsidas/
Created: 2009-09-03
Last modified: 2009-09-03
Contributors:
Ricardo Pereira (author) - TDWG Infrastructure Project
Kevin Richards (author) - Landcare Research
Donald Hobern (author) - Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Roger Hyam (author) - TDWG Infrastructure Project
Lee Belbin (author) - TDWG Infrastructure Project
Stanley Blum (author) - California Academy of Sciences
Ben Richardson (review manager) - Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia
Publisher: Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Abstract: This document provides guidance on how to use LSID to meet specific requirements of the biodiversity information community; and defines how to identify shared data objects in biodiversity information applications using Life Sciences Identifiers (LSID). It should be read in conjunction with the GUID Applicability Statement
Citation: Globally Unique Identifiers Task Group. 2011. Life Science Identifiers (LSID) Applicability Statement. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/guid/doc/lsidas/