Background for the Taxonomic Authority Files Workshop
A slightly abridged version of the workshop proposal to the National Science Foundation (11 pages) is available below in Microsoft Word 95, 97, and Adobe Acrobat formats. The proposal highlights the role of taxonomic authority files (names and classification) in managing biological data in a distributed database environment. It also compares the development and use of taxonomic authority files with the larger practice of authority control in the library and information retrieval communities, and thereby explains the motivation for this workshop.
MS Word 95 (PC, V 6.0): TAF_NSF_ProposalV6_95 ; 55KB
MS Word 97 (PC): TAF_NSF_Proposal.doc; 135KB
Adobe Acrobat: TAF_NSF_Proposal.PDF; 60KB