Electronics vs. Paper
James H. Beach
jbeach at NSF.GOV
Thu Oct 26 12:35:38 CDT 1995
Would the proposed registration of botanical names, impact on the validity
of publishing new taxa on the net?
On Thu, 26 Oct 1995, Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr. wrote:
> Registration of botanical names was put into the Tokyo ICBN effective 1
> January 2000. The only way that it could be passed was with the
> condition that the idea be voted on a second time at the next Int. Bot.
> Congress in St. Louis. Those in favor of this should be looking ahead to
> St. Louis and be ready to support the idea and vote for it again.
> Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr.
> USDA, Agricultural Research Service
> Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory
> Room 304, Building 011A, BARC-West
> Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350 USA
> Voice telephone: 301-504-9447
> FAX: 301-504-5810
> Internet: jkirkbri at asrr.arsusda.gov
> On Thu, 26 Oct 1995, Finn N. Rasmussen wrote:
> > Many new species are published in obscure and inaccessible journals.
> > It has often been suggested (at least in Botany) that there should be
> > just ONE journal for official publishing of new taxa and names. This
> > would perhaps be too difficult to handle in practize, but what
> > about ONE official mandatory database with descriptions, specimen
> > citations and perhaps also illustrations and due references to the
> > officially valid paper-publication?
> > Finn N. Rasmussen
> > Botanical Laboratory, University of Copenhagen
> > Gothersgade 140, DK-1123 Copenhagen K., Denmark
> > Phone: +45 35 32 21 55 Fax: +45 33 13 91 04
> > Web homepage: http://www.bot.ku.dk
> > Email: FinnR at bot.ku.dk
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