This is topic 3.3. in the Technology section of the Advancing the Catalogue of the World’s Natural History Collections consultation. Use this topic to discuss the questions listed below.
GBIF has the mission to provide global-scale support for biodiversity informatics solutions and has expanded its Registry to host the data historically maintained as GRSciColl. GRSciColl content is incomplete and is best seen as a framework for expansion with richer collection metadata that properly represents the needs and interests of collections. GBIF can serve as the context for integration and deduplication of collection information from different sources and for interlinking this information for other biodiversity data. GBIF requires guidance on the best way to support the needs and branding of collections and their communities as it develops such services.
The following contributed materials are particularly relevant to this topic:
- Presentation: Global Registry of Scientific Collections
- Document: GBIF Services and Support for the Collections Catalogue
- Presentation: ALA Collectory
- Are there issues with GBIF providing hosting and support for the global catalogue through its Registry?
- What is required to ensure that this meets the needs of collections and is fully adopted and owned by the collections community?
- What challenges need to be addressed to minimise duplication of content and effort within an integrated catalogue?