[Taxacom] encyclopedia of life

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Mon May 14 14:59:04 CDT 2007


Scholarpedia is directly relevant to EoL, Paul. 

I'm sure I do not like the idea of an invited "curator" sitting on a
page like a dog in a manger. I hope the EoL does not follow this model.

R.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Paul van Rijckevorsel
> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 12:37 PM
> To: taxacom
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] encyclopedia of life
> 
> 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!"
> 
> ***
> 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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