Arctos: New MN discussion
on 20130125 LT call, Dave V. mentioned a conversation contact with ARCTOS.
The following is a snippet form ePad http://epad.dataone.org/2013Jan25-LT-VTC
Also a brief discussion with Arctos as a potential member node - problem there is the relatedness of their content - which is really just a large relational database with many joins making it difficult to define what a "data record" actually is - at one extreme it is the specimen or observation record, at the other it is the entire database. - So, we in USGS will have some similar issues (also GBIF) for what is a record for 108 (BISON) - 300 million specimens...Potentially can define "Collection Level Metadata" that links back to individual occurences - we've done that at Species level before. Yep - perhaps the main challenge here is doing this in a way that makes sense from a reusability perspective. It's a common problem and a generic solution will be valuable.