That makes sense to have shortname's for frequently used datasets.

Peter: nice, but i guess in theory different groups of people submitting
data could come up with the same name?

On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 10:03 AM Peter <peter.desmet.w...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting. We try be consistent in how we shortname our datasets on the
> IPT, which ends up in their URLs, and we use the same name for the GitHub
> repo/directory. Examples: alien-fishes-checklist,
> bird-tracking-occurrences. They might not be globally unique, but it could
> be useful to find them on GBIF using this shortname, but no problem if that
> is not possible.
>
> Peter
>
> On 5 Mar 2018, at 18:12, Markus Döring <mdoer...@gbif.org> wrote:
>
> Yes, although one could just label a few important and frequently used
> datasets like the backbone and the Catalogue of Life.
>
>
> On 5. Mar 2018, at 18:10, Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocys...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Markus,
> Thanks for the quick reply. I have no preference on this. I guess as
> number of datasets increase the unique shortname's will start to get rather
> long.
>
> Best, Scott
>
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 8:56 AM Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocys...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Is there any further information on what a "shortname" - used in the API
>> route
>>
>> /species/root/{uuid|shortname}
>>
>>  described at https://www.gbif.org/developer/species
>>
>> I assume "uuid|shortname" is uuid  OR a shortname. So perhaps shortname
>> is a short name for a dataset?
>>
>> Thanks, Scott
>>
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