SERFIS WWW & Bilingual Workshop
ZXU at BIOLOGY.AS.UA.EDU
Sat Jul 15 16:20:44 CDT 1995
Announcements from SERFIS,
Southeastern Regional Floristic Information System:
1. The World Wide Web (WWW) server of SERFIS is up, and the
address is: http://serfis.by.ua.edu/ or http://www.by.ua.edu/
Valuable information in SERFIS includes: ~100,000 records of
botanical collection data, include some records from China
presented in both Roman alphabets and Chinese scripts (bilingual).
2. An International Workshop of Bilingual Information Management
is to be held at the University of Alabama in December 3-6, 1995.
Participants can expect to get hands-on experience with World Wide
Web and other Internet utilities. In addition, the following
systems will be demonstrated: Southeastern Regional Floristic
Information System (SERFIS, U of AL), Bilingual (English-Chinese)
Botanical Information Systems (BBIS, U of AL and Sun Yatsen U. at
Guangzhou), Specimen MAnagement System for California Herbaria
(SMASCH, UC-Berkeley), Biodiversity Information Management
(BIM/NBio, Intergraph Corp., Huntsville AL), PANDORA (Royal
Bot. Gard. Edinburgh), and others... Plus, western colleagues can
expect a chance to interact with a number of Chinese participants.
NSF has recommended an award for the above workshop. Domestic
travel, lodging and food will be covered. In general, interna-
tional travel is the participants' responsibility, but special
cases can be made if what a participant brings to the workshop
justifies our financial support.
To apply for a seat, email to zxu at serfis.by.ua.edu
with a one-page statement about what you expect from the workshop
and what contribution you can make to the workshop. Colleagues
who have responded with our "Anticipated Participation Form" will
be guaranteed a seat. Later applications will be considered
on first-come-first-served basis.
Organizers: Zhaoran Xu and Robert Haynes (U.S.)
Mingguang Li and Lei Li (China)
---Zhaoran Xu, Manager of SERFIS
zxu at serfis.by.ua.edu (or zxu at biology.as.ua.edu)
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