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in development Minimum Information about a Digital Specimen

Abbreviation: MIDS


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The Minimum Information about a Digital Specimen (MIDS) guidelines, currently in development, specifies the information elements expected to be present when providing access to specimens within a digital framework They are intended to provide a harmonizing framework captured as a TDWG standard that can help clarify levels (depth) of digitization and the minimum information captured and published at each level. This would help to ensure that enough data are captured, curated and published against specific requirements so they are useful for the widest range of possible purposes; as well as making it easier to consistently measure the extent of digitization achieved over time and to set priorities for remaining work. Such a framework would also be beneficial for 'born digital' specimens where digital data is captured from the outset, beginning with the gathering event.

Homepage https://github.com/tdwg/mids

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Created in 2018

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