The following question(s) were asked in the Collection Management Systems Webinar and will be answered here.
Pip Brewer: It is interesting to see that fossils and cultural objects are being looked at in the data model. How far will you be going - will you be looking at mineralogical and petrological specimen data?
I can’t represent GBIF on this, but it seems to me that the scope of a biodiversity information facility should be biodiversity. Our use cases do not include mineralogy or petrology, and I can’t imagine them taking priority over those already on the table and unfinished. However, I am confident that the Unified Model is broad and flexible enough to act as a solid foundation for those disciplines as well.