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in development Collection Descriptions

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This Collection Descriptions (CD) is a metadata standard being developed by the Collection Descriptions Interest Group, which evolved from the work of the Natural Collection Descriptions (NCD) group. CD is a developing standard for describing entire collections of natural history materials. Examples include collections of specimens, observation data, visual resources, photographs, and materials from historical voyages. Collection metadata, access and usage of the collection, and where to get more detailed information is part of this standard. CD aims to describe the characteristics of groups of objects that are already represented individually under other current and emerging TDWG standards such as Darwin Core (specimens, observations) or Audubon Core (images, field notebooks). This limitation is imposed so that the scope of CD can be narrowly defined to the areas in which the TDWG organization has already built up the existing body of knowledge for what constitutes useful descriptive elements.

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Created in 2016

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Record added: Jan. 10, 2021, 4:52 p.m.
Record updated: Jan. 10, 2021, 4:55 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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