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Re: Proposed COMCIFS terms of reference

David: I have looked at the proposed changes to COMCIFS brief,
at at Herbert's suggested amendments, and am happy with all of
them. I am ambivalent on the inclusion or exclusion of I.8 ...
I suggest that the union get advice on this requirement, but
whether it needs to appear in the COMCIFS statutes seems to be
an entirely different matter.
Cheers
Syd
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On 04/10/2005, at 4:04 AM, David Brown wrote:

> At the meetings of COMCIFS at the IUCr Congress in Florence, it was  
> agreed, with the blessing of the IUCr Executive Committee, to  
> extend the 'Purpose' of COMCIFS in our 'Terms of Reference' to  
> reflect the changes in information technology that have occured  
> since they were first adopted over ten years ago.  CIF is no longer  
> the only file structure of its kind and this needs to be recognized  
> as well as the distinction between the CIF dictionaries and the CIF  
> syntax.  The attached file contains a proposal for revised Terms of  
> Reference and is posted here for discussion.  After any ammendment,  
> it will be voted on by the voting members of COMCIFS and passed to  
> the Executive Committee for their approval.
>
> I have taken the opportunity in this document to introduce the  
> phrase 'Crystallographic Information Framework' as an expansion of  
> CIF where the acronym is applied to the CIF dictionaries and syntax  
> (the original expansion can still be used when referring to a file  
> containing crystallographic information in CIF format).  The new  
> expansion was suggested by John Westbrook and unanimously accepted  
> by those present at the meeting in Florence.
>
> If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements, please  
> send them in a reply to this message.
>
> David Brown
> Chair of COMCIFS
>
> <DraftTermsOfReference2005.pdf>
> <idbrown.vcf>
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