ITIS (an explanation of GBIF's data integration activities

Susan Farmer sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Thu Jun 24 08:21:39 CDT 2004

> From: Mary Barkworth <Mary at BIOLOGY.USU.EDU>
> As a plant taxonomist, what disturbs me is the number of references that
> we need available as digital files but that are currently available only
> as hard copy or for looking up a single record at a time, e.g., BPH,
> IPNI, Authors of Plant Names.
> + + +
> I noticed that IPNI did make a shift, fairly recently, allowing all the
> publication data to come up in the initial search, in effect putting these
> in a single page (or file). This does contribute to ease of use.
> PvR

Yeah, but they're *still* not set up to let you correct/emend their
database!  I've got several hundred names out of Trilliaceae (mostly
subgeneric) that they're missing.

Susan Farmer
sfarmer at
Botany Department, University of Tennessee

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