Biodiversity and Biological Collections WWW server

Julian Humphries jmh3 at CORNELL.EDU
Wed Aug 31 09:21:02 CDT 1994

The MUSE Project of Cornell University announces the availability of
the Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server
( Coverage includes information about
specimens in biological collections, taxonomic authority files,
directories of biologists, reports and data models by various standards
bodies: ASC, SA2000, etc), an archive of the Taxacom and MUSE-L
listservs, access to on-line journals (including Flora On-line) and
information about a variety of Biodiversity oriented projects (e.g. MUSE
and Neodat).

Some of this information is also available thru the Biodiversity and
Biological Collections Gopher, but items only available on the WWW
server include real time query access to several hundred thousand
records of fishes in MUSE databases and the ability to view those query
results as distribution maps, a comprehensive list of biodiversity
resources and extensive information about the MUSE Project.

The query system uses the MUSEServer technology which allows MUSE
databases to be Internet accessible, both through Gopher and WWW
clients.  At this time the entire Cornell, Harvard, and the University
of Michigan fish collections are accessible.  For the USA fishes only,
the query results can be also plotted on a map of the United States
with coordinate data derived from the county of capture.  Check out the
Ichthyology page for details.

Expect new information to be added to this server at frequent intervals.
Julian Humphries
The Vertebrate Collections and The MUSE Project, Cornell University
83 Brown Road, Building 3
Ithaca, NY  14850
Voice: 607-257-8143      Fax:   607-257-8109
Email: jmh3 at

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