[API-users] Is there a GBIF specific LSID that can be used?
Robert.Guralnick at colorado.edu
Mon Aug 18 15:29:35 CEST 2014
Markus --- I think the answer to the question: "Would a taxon DOI be a
valuable feature for you?" really depends on some of the details. With a
taxon name, you are putting a DOI on a string and one that has been
dissociated from its source(s). I would think more valuable would be a DOI
linked to the checklist that contained the name, and maybe a passthrough (a
la suffix passthroughs in the EZID system) to the individual name. That
way I can resolve that taxon name to the source from whence it came.
On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:44 AM, Markus Döring <mdoering at gbif.org> wrote:
> Hello Geoff,
> GBIF uses simples integers as taxon identifiers, for example 2396049 for
> Ecsenius bicolor.
> These ids are stable, but obviously not globally unique. If you need a URI
> right now I would recommend for now to use our restful portal URL:
> For the future I could imagine us assigning DOIs to taxa reusing the
> current integer ids, but that has to be carefully evaluated first.
> Would a taxon DOI be a valuable feature for you?
> Markus Döring
> Software Developer
> Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
> mdoering at gbif.org
> On 05 Aug 2014, at 05:17, Geoff Shuetrim <geoff at galexy.net> wrote:
> > Working with a range of web services, I have found myself making
> extensive use of the LSIDs that are specific to each data source. For
> example, for ITIS, I use the Ecsenius bicolor LSID: urn:lsid:itis.gov:
> > For WoRMS, the LSID for Ecsenius bicolor is: urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:
> > For Atlas of living Australia the LSID for Ecsenius bicolor is:
> > urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:
> > Is there a GBIF LSID that can similarly be used as a unique identifier
> for a taxon? I have come across the various GBIF unique keys but these are
> not unique outside of the GBIF environment and within the Gaia Guide
> systems I am deciding how best to work with these, ensuring their
> uniqueness, alongside identifiers from other data sources.
> > Thanks again for your assistance.
> > Geoff Shuetrim
> > Gaia Guide Association
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