GBIF Strategic Plan 2003-2006Download
GBIF’s Strategic Plan for the period 2003-2006. It was endorsed at the 7th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board in Tsukuba, Japan in October 2003.
The GBIF vision as stated in this strategic plan: “GBIF will do for biodiversity information what the printing press did for the sharing of recorded information during the Renaissance — it will make recorded knowledge the common property of everyone, not just the elect few. Even better, GBIF will do it electronically, so the resource will be dynamic, interactive, and ever-evolving. Within five years, we expect that GBIF’s portal will be the most-used gateway to biodiversity and other biological data on the Internet”. Its mission, was stated as to “make the world’s biodiversity data freely and universally available via the Internet”.
GBIF (2003). GBIF Strategic Plan 2003-2006 - Seizing the Future. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility, 20 pp. Available online at http://www.gbif.org/documents/80739.