Electronics vs. Paper
Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr.
jkirkbri at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV
Thu Oct 26 16:00:44 CDT 1995
The requirement to register new names starting 1 January 2000 was
included in Article 32 as another requirement or condition for valid
publication. There were long consulatations about the actual
registration process, and this was the least punitive way to handle it.
Also, it does not penalize publication in journals in less developed
nations. It would operate like any other condition of valid
publication. A name will exist but not be valid until registered. If
all other conditions are met, it will become vaild when registered.
There were proposals to put time limits on registration. If a name was
not registered in two years or five years, then it would cease to exist
and could never become valid.
Because this was presented at the same
Congress as the NCU proposals, there was strong opposition to it. The
comprise that allowed its passage was the addition of the condition that
it must be reapproved at the next Int. Bot. Cong. in St. Louis. This is
the first time that anything was incoporated into the ICBN with such a
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
Internet: jkirkbri at asrr.arsusda.gov
On Thu, 26 Oct 1995, James H. Beach wrote:
> Dear Joe:
> Would the proposed registration of botanical names, impact on the validity
> of publishing new taxa on the net?
> Jim Beach
> 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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