Taxacom -- Biological Systematics Discussion List

 

About Taxacom
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Taxacom is an e-mail list for biological systematics. Named and brought to life by Drs. Richard Zander and Patricia Eckel, Taxacom began its peripatetic existence on a cold and rainy day, January 12, 1987, as a Latin translation service, part of a dial-up Bulletin Board System at the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York. It migrated to a BITNET Listserv at Michigan State University, on Feb 9, 1990, and then to the Harvard University Listserv on November 2, 1992. The service headed west on October 20, 1994 to the Univ. of California-Berkeley Listserv, and finally settled on the Listserv at the Univ. of Kansas Biodiversity Institute on May 1, 1999. It was reconstitued with GNU Mailman software on April 28, 2006. Peter Rauch (Univ. California, retired) and Jim Beach (Univ. Kansas) have co-managed Taxacom since 1990. The role of Taxacom in the biological systematics community has been examined sociologically by ethnographer Dr. Christine Hine in her 2008 book: Systematics as Cyberscience, MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-08371-3. Caveat Lector--the list, not the book.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Taxacom Monthly Archives or the searchable Taxacom MarkMail Archive.

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