This is topic 3.1. 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.
The value of a shared commons-based resource can be maximised by ensuring that interfaces and APIs support the needs of all key stakeholder groups, including addressing issues around content delivery to the fullest extent possible in multiple languages. Some needs may be addressed by offering reusable client components that can be embedded in other applications.
The following contributed materials are particularly relevant to this topic:
- Presentation: TDWG Collection Descriptions Data Standard Task Group
- Document: GBIF Services and Support for the Collections Catalogue
- What interfaces and APIs are required to maximise access to the collection catalogue?
- How can the catalogue best support diverse user communities, including speakers of different languages?