Here is a list of terms that are used (or have been created) by our community, i.e., those trying to standardize the use of globally unique identifiers for Biodiversity Informatics.
- According to the Biodiversity Informatics Electronic Journal
, Biodiversity Informatics is an emerging research field concerned with the creation, integration, analysis, and understanding of information regarding biological diversity.
- Domain Name Service.
- Digital Object Identifier. A GUID system for eletronic publications and other digital objects. See the DOI Handbook
- Globally Unique Identifier. The term is used by this community to refer to any kind identifier (including software and specifications supporting it) that is unique in a global context. For us, it rimes with squid
. Not to be confused with Microsoft's GUID
which is a specific kind of globally unique identifier used to refer to operating system and application components, such as programming classes, files, database entries, and users.
- Individual identifier in the Handle System.
- Another GUID system. Used by the DOI
system for identifier resolution. See the Handle documentation
- A character string (such as TDWG
) associated with an information object.
- Life Sciences Identifiers. A GUID system for the Life Sciences. See the LSID Specification
- Process of submitting an identifier to a GUID system and receiving back information related to the identified object.
URL, URN, URI
- An attempted clarification
by the W3C?
. Here is an explanation
in simpler terms.