[Taxacom] Fwd: Collaborative taxonomy

Henrik Enghoff HEnghoff at snm.ku.dk
Thu Feb 21 05:19:11 CST 2008


Dan and Winnie, thanks for your thoughts

GBIF, EOL and CBOL are indeed collaborative, and we are looking at them. What we really miss are ways to evaluate degree of collaboration/integration in the more basic taxonomic disciplines: elaboration of descriptions, revisions, phylogenies, keys etc. There are such initiatives as Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) and Planetary Biodiversity Inventories (PBI) which we are also looking at but we would like to get an insight into the degree of collaboration also on a smaller scale.

Henrik


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Henrik Enghoff, Professor of Zoological Systematics and Zoogeography,
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF DENMARK
University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Koebenhavn OE, DANMARK.
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Fra: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] På vegne af Daniel Janzen
Sendt: 20. februar 2008 18:45
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Emne: [Taxacom] Fwd: Collaborative taxonomy

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,
>NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF DENMARK
>University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 
>DK-2100 Koebenhavn OE, DANMARK.
>Telephone +45 35 32 10 67 (direct) / +45 35 32 
>10 01 (switchboard)/+45 27 14 10 36 (mobile)
>Fax +45 35 32 10 10. E-mail henghoff at snm.ku.dk <mailto:henghoff at snm.ku.dk> .
>www.snm.ku.dk/people/henghoff <http://www.snm.ku.dk/people/henghoff>
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>Note: If you work in an EU country or a country 
>associated with the EU Framework Programmes and 
>want to do research in a major European 
>Taxonomic Facility, visit 
>http://www.synthesys.info 
><blocked::http://www.synthesys.info/> . Deadline 
>for applications (LAST CALL!): 28 MAR 2008.
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