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Create your own Darwin Core Archive, Step-by-Step Guide


Guidelines for producing Darwin Core Archives with no locally-installed software.


Remsen D.P., Döring, M, Robertson, T.


GBIF Secretariat, Monday, April 11, 2011

Target audience

Data managers and biologists publishing data through GBIF


Darwin Core Archives can be created without installing any dedicated software. This document targets data managers who are familiar with the dataset to be published and are comfortable working with their data management system. It assumes that your data are already in, or can easily generate, a CSV/Tab text file, or are in one of the supported relational database management systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase). It assumes you do have access to a web server and that you don’t wish to host an IPT instance.

Bibliographic citation

GBIF (2010). Create your own Darwin Core Archive, How-To Guide, (contributed by Remsen D.P., Döring, M, Robertson, T.), Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility,20 pp,. Available at:


This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

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GBIF Secretariat