Vocabulary Maintenance Standard (VMS)

"The TDWG Vocabulary Maintenance Standard consists of a single document: the Vocabulary Maintenance Specification. That document describes the processes used to modify TDWG vocabularies and their associated documents."

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Header section

Title
Vocabulary Maintenance Standard (VMS)
Permanent IRI (for citations and links)
http://www.tdwg.org/standards/642
Publisher
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Ratified
2017-04-25
Status
Current standard
Category
Best current practice
Abstract
The TDWG Vocabulary Maintenance Standard consists of a single document: the Vocabulary Maintenance Specification (http://rs.tdwg.org/vms/doc/specification/ )and their associated documents.
Bibliographic citation

Vocabulary Maintenance Specification Task Group. 2017. Vocabulary Maintenance Standard. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) http://www.tdwg.org/standards/642

Introduction

TDWG vocabularies are a collection of standardized terms and their definitions. Vocabulary standards differ from other Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) standards in that they are likely to change more often over time as they evolve to meet the changing needs of the biodiversity informatics community. These changes may be incremental, making it impractical to apply the full TDWG standards process to every change. The TDWG Vocabulary Maintenance Specification details the categories of changes that can be made to a TDWG vocabulary standard, the mechanisms used to achieve those changes, and the entities that are responsible for shepherding those changes through the process.

Audience

This standard is intended for those who are involved in making changes to TDWG vocabulary standards. That includes those who want to submit change proposals and members of Interest Groups who are responsible for vocabulary maintenance.

Parts of the standard

This standard is comprised of one document.

Documents:

Title: Vocabulary Maintenance Specification
Permanent IRI: http://rs.tdwg.org/vms/doc/specification/
Created: 2017-04-25
Last modified: 2017-04-25
Contributors:
Steve Baskauf (lead author) - TDWG Vocabulary Maintenance Specification Task Group
John Wieczorek (author) - TDWG Darwin Core Task Group
Stanley Blum (author) - TDWG Process Interest Group
Robert A. Morris (author) - UMASS-Boston, TDWG Imaging Interest Group
Jonathan Rees (author) - Duke University
Joel Sachs (author) - TDWG RDF Task Group
Greg Whitbread (author) - TDWG Technical Architecture Group
Dag Endresen (review manager) - GBIF Norway/NHM University of Oslo
Publisher: Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Abstract: This document describes the processes used to modify TDWG vocabularies and their associated documents.
Citation: Vocabulary Maintenance Specification Task Group. 2017. Vocabulary Maintenance Specification. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). http://rs.tdwg.org/vms/doc/specification/