[Taxacom] new GBIF dataportal

Robin Leech releech at telusplanet.net
Sat Aug 4 16:30:14 CDT 2007


Data Entry, Manuscripts and Published Articles!

The way to find the errors is to send them off to publishers
and editors.  These people find the first level of errors, but
not all errors..

Your friends, and your enemies, and even you, will find
the rest of the errors once your article is published.

Robin Leech

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Faunaplan at aol.com>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] new GBIF dataportal

> Dear All,
> someone lost a European beetle collection in the Indian Ocean between 
> Africa
> and Madagascar?
> Don't worry, GBIF got them! Just check occurrence data of Broscus 
> cephalotes,
> Badister bipustulatus, Leistus ferrugineus, Calathus fuscipes, Elaphrus
> cupreus, etc....
> But a more serious question:
> GBIF is heading towards full operation. The new data portal launched July 
> 2nd
> is a wonderful piece of programming work which gives us a vision of what 
> we
> can expect.
> If only that massive lot of errors and wrong interpretations could be
> avoided!
> Wouldn't it be better if someone look at the data before they are put in 
> the
> public domain?
> And, in my mind, a "data steward" could provide another useful 
> information:
> give an estimate of how complete/ incomplete the data are...
> Best wishes,
> Wolfgang
> ---------------------------------
> Wolfgang Lorenz
> Faunistics & Environmental Planning
> Hoermannstr. 4
> D-82327 Tutzing
> Germany
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