outlets for alpha taxonomy

Susanne Schulmeister susanne71_2000 at YAHOO.DE
Thu Jan 31 09:22:19 CST 2002

Susanne wrote:
> > It is true that webbased information is not as
> > permanent. But no one said that a journal which
> > publishes additional information on a website
> could
> > not make a few copies of this information and
> place it
> > in designated repository libraries.

Ron wrote:
> Susanne -  Material may be brought out to the
> public's attention by any and
> all media.  But for the purposes of the Code,  the
> validity and thus date
> of _first_ publication is limited to that media that
> meets the Code's
> requirements of what constitutes publication.
> Simply said, your scenario
> is backwards.  Viewed from the perspective of
> officially, the electronic
> media can only make the info available for public
> consumption _after_ it is
> validly published scientifically.
> If the information is presented on-line first it is
> bogus scientifically -
> until and unless it is published somewhere else in
> accord with the Code.


did anything in my post suggest that the copy of the
website information (on paper, in a printed journal or
on a CD Rom) should be deposited in libraries LATER
than it is made public on the website?
Certainly not.
So what's your point?


New journal: ODE - Organisms, Diversity and Evolution
by the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik.

Susanne Schulmeister
Institute of Zoology and Anthropology
University of Göttingen, Germany


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