[Taxacom] encyclopedia of life

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon May 14 12:36:38 CDT 2007


From: "Richard Zander" <Richard.Zander at mobot.org>
> The Wikipedia has a new rival, the Citizendium, that is supposed to
> provide more expert oversight and better ombudsing, but I can't see even
> this system helping when two experts see or contribute different things
> (maybe because they live in different areas of the world or examined
> different specimens or their ocular micrometers are badly calibrated).
> "Black Maples have fuzzy lower leaf surfaces, and are good species. This
> is MY page." "Not always! and they are not good species! and it is not
> YOUR page!" "Always! or they are not Black Maples! which is a good
> species! Get your OWN page!"

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There are more than two models to choose from.
Besides Wikipedia and the Citizendium there is also
http://www.scholarpedia.org/
which does things in yet another way.
Paul





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