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Re: Draft 2019 report for IUCr exec

  • To: james.r.hester@gmail.com, "Discussion list of the IUCr Committee for theMaintenance of the CIF Standard (COMCIFS)" <comcifs@iucr.org>
  • Subject: Re: Draft 2019 report for IUCr exec
  • From: kaduk@polycrystallography.com
  • Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:09:55 -0500
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Hi, James:
Looks fine to me.
Jim Kaduk
On 2020-03-19 20:49, James Hester wrote:> Dear COMCIFS,> > Please see below a draft report for last year.  Please let me know if> I have missed anything that you think worthy of mention. In> particular, if the wwPDB has some CIF-related news that would be> excellent. And Herbert, did the NIAC do anything relevant to CIF last> year that we should make a note of?> > thanks,> James.> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++> > COMCIFS report 2019> ===================> > COMCIFS is responsible for maintaining and developing the suite of> standards known as the Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF) on> behalf of the IUCr. The committee consists of five voting members and> a broad collection of advisers and observers. The current voting> members are James Hester (Chair), John Bollinger (Co-Secretary),> Brian McMahon (Co-Secretary), Herbert Bernstein, and John Westbrook.> > New dictionaries> > No new dictionaries were approved this year.> > Legacy dictionaries> > No further legacy dictionaries were transferred to DDLm this year.> The method for doing this has been finalised for the modulated> structure and electron density dictionaries.> > 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"). Progress has been slow due to> clarification of the new foundational standards being a prerequisite> to producing on the Volume. Further information is available in the> report of the Commission for International Tables.> > Macromolecular standards> > The wwPDB is responsible for a large and rapidly expanding collection> of CIF definitions that encompass concepts and techniques used in the> macromolecular community.  In 2019 submission of entries in mmCIF> format became mandatory as one of the final steps in moving away from> the 1970s era PDB format.> > Interactions with other groups> > Herbert Bernstein represents COMCIFS on the NeXus international> advisory committee (NIAC).  In 2019...> > COMCIFS is also closely involved with the IUCr Committee on Data> (CommDat).> > Events> > This year's AIC International Crystallography School in Naples> ("CIFiesta")> had a strong focus on Crystallographic Information, and included> several> hours of lectures on the CIF system and dictionaries from CIF experts.> > Looking forward> > As flagged in previous years, an ever-shrinking 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. This situation did not improve in 2019.> --> 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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