[Taxacom] copyright, search engine and the future of publishing

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Mon May 15 03:00:55 CDT 2006


Here
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/magazine/14publishing.html?ei=5087%0A&
en=e5359b8aa2308790&ex=1147838400&pagewanted=all
 is a compelling argument for all of us to go and scan in a concerted
effort all our reprints and make them open access. Better is even to ocr
it and some simple tags, so machine can begin to read out descriptions,
using tags such as taxmlit or taxonx
(http://antbase.org/databases/xml_publications.htm). Having this, we
will have tools making use of it, such as ispecies.
http://darwin.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~rpage/ispecies/?q=Proceratium+google&su
bmit=Go or ubio.




Dr. Donat Agosti
Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian
Institution
 
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