Workshop on Taxonomic Authority Files

Geoff Read at NIWA.CRI.NZ
Fri May 15 13:46:56 CDT 1998

One example of a taxonomic authority compilation project is ITIS,
Integrated Taxonomic Information System, for which the last internet
Scout Report just gave a glowing promotion.

It began:

"Six federal agencies have worked together to develop an efficient system
for naming and classifying all of nature's living organisms. ..."

I received a polite points-noted form letter from the Scout people to
my suggestion that this might be a slight distortion of reality ... there
being a few predecessors who could claim some credit. :-)

  Geoff Read < at>

More information about the Taxacom mailing list