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Re: Annual report 2022

Hi James
Looks good to me.
Carol Brock is briefly in Chester, so I shall have a short meeting withher this morning to provide an update on Volume G matters. I'll pass onto her your regards.
On 14/04/2023 02:06, James H via comcifs wrote:> Dear COMCIFS,> > Please see below a draft annual report for COMCIFS for 2022. If there > are mistakes or important information has been left out, please let me > know immediately, as this report is due on Monday.> > best wishes,> James.> > ===================> COMCIFS report 2022> ===================> > COMCIFS is responsible for maintaining and developing the suite of> standards known as the Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF) on> behalf of the IUCr. These standards include a data format (CIF), a> multitude of discipline-specific dictionaries describing the contents> of data files, and the language in which these dictionaries are> written (DDLm). The Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) is separately> responsible for a large and rapidly expanding collection of CIF> definitions that encompass concepts and techniques used in the> macromolecular community.> > COMCIFS currently has 4 voting members and a broad collection of> advisers and observers. The voting members are James Hester (Chair),> John Bollinger (Co-Secretary), Brian McMahon (Co-Secretary), and> Herbert Bernstein. Ongoing COMCIFS business is conducted via the> associated IUCr mailing lists.> > Brian McMahon has now retired from the IUCr office in Chester, and> has indicated that he will also be stepping down as secretary.> > Dictionary development> > New categories and data names for more detailed descriptions of> elemental composition analysis were added to the core dictionary.> The powder dictionary also saw significant work related to> detailed calibration specifications for intensities and angles,> as well as ongoing work on preferred orientation data names.> > International Tables Volume G> > COMCIFS members are closely involved with the preparation of the> second edition of International Tables Volume G ("Production and> exchange of crystallographic data"). This year saw several more> chapters become ready for technical editing, and the remainder of the> applications chapters commissioned. Further information is available> in the report of the Commission for International Tables.> > Interactions with other groups> > COMCIFS is represented on the NeXus International Advisory Committee> (NIAC), which primarily develops the NeXus raw data standards for> large facilities. J Hester continues to participate in the> Crystallography domain of the European Materials and Modelling> Ontology (EMMO) consortium who are developing a semantic description> of crystallographic knowledge and practice.> > COMCIFS is also closely involved with the IUCr Committee on Data (CommDat).> > S. Grazulis represented COMCIFS at the IUCr 2023 program committee.> > Looking forward> > As flagged in previous years, a small group of people is drawn upon to> support CIF maintenance and development. This situation is not> sustainable, particularly as the first generation of CIF experts move> into retirement.> > The original six voting members of COMCIFS have now shrunk to three. A> slate of replacement candidates from stakeholder communities will be> prepared for the 2023 IUCr general assembly.> > -- > T +61 (02) 9717 9907> F +61 (02) 9717 3145> M +61 (04) 0249 4148> > _______________________________________________> comcifs mailing list> comcifs@iucr.org> http://mailman.iucr.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/comcifs_______________________________________________comcifs mailing listcomcifs@iucr.orghttp://mailman.iucr.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/comcifs

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