Taxonomic Concept Transfer Schema (TCS)

The TCS schema was conceived to allow the representation of taxonomic concepts as defined in published taxonomic classifications, revisions and databases. As such, it specifies the structure for XML documents to be used for the transfer of defined concepts. Valid transfer documents may either explicitly detail the defining components of taxon concepts, transfer GUIDs referring to defined taxon concepts (if and when these are available) or a mixture of the two.

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Header section

Title
Taxonomic Concept Transfer Schema (TCS)
Date created
2005-09-16
Status
Current (2005) standard
Category
Technical specification
Permanent IRI
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/117
Abstract
The TCS schema was conceived to allow the representation of taxonomic concepts as defined in published taxonomic classifications, revisions and databases. As such, it specifies the structure for XML documents to be used for the transfer of defined concepts. Valid transfer documents may either explicitly detail the defining components of taxon concepts, transfer GUIDs referring to defined taxon concepts (if and when these are available) or a mixture of the two.
Creator
Taxonomic Names and Concepts Interest Group, Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Bibliographic citation

Taxonomic Names and Concepts Interest Group (2006) Taxonomic Concept Transfer Schema (TCS), version 1.01. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) http://www.tdwg.org/standards/117