[Taxacom] Fwd: Collaborative taxonomy

Daniel Janzen djanzen at sas.upenn.edu
Wed Feb 20 11:45:25 CST 2008


Henrik, another category is highly collaborative 
projects such as GBIF, EOL, CBOL (DNA barcoding), 
and it might be useful to gather stats from each 
of those initiatives to know approximately how 
many individual 
scientists/taxonomists/engineers/street people 
are directly involved in each one of these 
efforts to "reduce fragmentation and to transform 
taxonomy into an integrated science".

Just a thought.

Dan Janzen
Winnie Hallwachs



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>Dear taxonomists,
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>In the framework of the EDIT project 
>(www.e-taxonomy.eu), I have been given the task 
>to produce a "First report on the analysis of 
>changes in collaborative taxonomic work 
>processes - parameters and methods".  This task 
>addresses EDIT's first general objectives:  To 
>reduce fragmentation and to transform taxonomy 
>into an integrated science.
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>The report is going to present parameters that 
>can be used to describe changes, and methods by 
>which they can be monitored/measured
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>Possible parameters include, i.a., 
>participation in joint projects, joint 
>publications, and use of specimens from other 
>collections than one's own, use of shared online 
>databases.
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>I am interested in hearing about any other 
>attempts to "measure" degree of taxonomic 
>collaboration, including which parameters were 
>used and how they were measured. For example, 
>has anybody tried to extract information about 
>coauthorship from bibliographic databases, just 
>to mention one possibility.
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>Henrik Enghoff
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>Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen
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>Henrik Enghoff, Professor of Zoological Systematics and Zoogeography,
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