Tables for
Volume G
Definition and exchange of crystallographic data
Edited by S. R. Hall and B. McMahon

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. G, ch. 3.1, p. 75

Section New dictionaries

B. McMahona*

aInternational Union of Crystallography, 5 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Correspondence e-mail: New dictionaries

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A completely new dictionary to cover a subdiscipline not otherwise catered for may be commissioned by COMCIFS or may arise from community action, occasionally sponsored by an IUCr Commission. A working group is appointed to create the dictionary and relevant example files or software. The working group is expected to test the new dictionary extensively within its own community before submitting it to COMCIFS for initial approval. It is the responsibility of COMCIFS to check the dictionary for technical consistency and for compatibility with related dictionaries. COMCIFS may refer the dictionary back to the working group for further revisions. When the dictionary finally receives formal COMCIFS approval and is published, a dictionary maintenance group is formed to promote its further development (Section[link]). The DMG usually includes one or more members of the initial working group and at least one voting member of COMCIFS.

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