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uBioRSS : tracking taxonomic literature using RSS
(Oxford University Press, 2007-03-28)
Web content syndication through standard formats such as RSS and ATOM has become an increasingly popular mechanism for publishers, news sources, and blogs to disseminate regularly updated content. These standardized ...
GenBank and PubMed : how connected are they?
(BioMed Central, 2009-06-09)
GenBank(R) is a public repository of all publicly available molecular sequence data from a range of sources. In addition to relevant metadata (e.g., sequence description, source organism and taxonomy), publication information ...
The taxonomic significance of species that have only been observed once : the genus Gymnodinium (Dinoflagellata) as an example
(Public Library of Science, 2012-08-30)
Taxonomists have been tasked with cataloguing and quantifying the Earth’s biodiversity. Their progress is measured in code-compliant species descriptions that include text, images, type material and molecular sequences. ...
Envisioning the future of science libraries at academic research institutions : a discussion
A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain ...
The taxonomic name resolution service : an online tool for automated standardization of plant names
(BioMed Central, 2013-01-16)
The digitization of biodiversity data is leading to the widespread application of taxon names that are superfluous, ambiguous or incorrect, resulting in mismatched records and inflated species numbers. The ultimate ...
Biological nomenclature terms for facilitating communication in the naming of organisms
A set of terms recommended for use in facilitating communication in biological nomenclature is presented as a table showing broadly equivalent terms used in the traditional Codes of nomenclature. These terms are intended ...
The Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library, biodiversity informatics and beyond Web 2.0
(Great Cities Initiative of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2008-08-04)
E.O. Wilson, the noted entomologist at Harvard, "wished" for an authoritative encyclopedia of life that would be freely available on the worldwide web for the entire world. On 9 May 2007, The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) was ...
Data issues in the life sciences
(Pensoft Publishers, 2011-11-28)
We review technical and sociological issues facing the Life Sciences as they transform into more data-centric disciplines - the “Big New Biology”. Three major challenges are: 1) lack of comprehensive standards; 2) lack of ...
Data hosting infrastructure for primary biodiversity data
(BioMed Central, 2011-12-15)
Today, an unprecedented volume of primary biodiversity data are being generated worldwide, yet significant amounts of these data have been and will continue to be lost after the conclusion of the projects tasked with ...
Building research networks to support campus programs [poster]
This poster focuses on the methods, tools and outcomes involved in creating two targeted research networks to support large, long-running research programs in the Woods Hole scientific community.