[Taxacom] Biodiversity Collections Index

Roger Hyam rogerhyam at mac.com
Wed Jan 16 13:59:07 CST 2008


We are certainly in touch with Neal Evenhuis at the Bishop Museum and  
hope to integrate data on an ongoing basis.

Thanks for pointing it out.

Roger


On 16 Jan 2008, at 19:53, Edwards, G.B. wrote:

> Another such effort has been brought to my attention by a colleague:  
> the
> Bishop Museum page for world entomological collections. The page is
> based on and updated from Arnett et al.'s book - Insect and Spider
> Collections of the World.  Possibly this data could be incorporated en
> masse as well.
>
> -- 
> G. B. Edwards, Ph.D.  [Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman]
> Curator: Arachnida (except Acari), Myriapoda, Terrestrial Crustacea,
> Thysanoptera
> Florida State Collection of Arthropods, FDACS, Division of Plant
> Industry
> P.O.Box 147100, 1911 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32614-7100 USA
> (352) 372-3505 x194; fax (352) 334-0737; edwardg at doacs.state.fl.us
> http://fsca.entomology.museum/Arachnida/ArachnidaFrame.htm
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Alastair  
> Culham
> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:49 AM
> To: 'Roger Hyam - Biodiversity Collections Index';
> taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Biodiversity Collections Index
>
> Dear Roger,
>
> Congratulations on the launch of your new project. On the plant side,
> will
> this incorporate Index Herbariorum with its information on special
> collections, scientific expertise etc, or will herbaria have to  
> register
> an
> interest in each separately?  Obviously the ability to extract and use
> the
> Index Herbariorum data in your database will give your project a good
> kick
> start and deal with most (nearly all) herbarium collections.   
> Obviously
> the
> idea of herbaria having to update each system separately is not time
> effective.
>
> Alastair Culham
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Roger Hyam
> (TDWG)
> Sent: 16 January 2008 13:51
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Biodiversity Collections Index
>
> Dear Taxacomist,
>
> I wish to announce the start of a project to build the Biodiversity
> Collections Index (BCI).
>
> http://www.biodiversitycollectionsindex.org/
>
> BCI aims to facilitate the understanding, conservation and utilisation
> of global biodiversity by creating a single annotated index of all
> collections of biodiversity materials used in research. BCI intends to
> do this by collaborating with the organisations and individuals who
> curate these collections and the information about them.
>
> Note that this is an index to every collection containing specimens
> not every specimen.
>
> Please visit the initial project website to read more about the
> project. There is a page for you to register your interest. If you do
> this you will be kept informed of developments up to the launch of the
> system in the summer. Importantly there is also an FAQ page as many
> people have similar questions on first hearing about the project.
>
> A kick-off meeting is being held in Washington DC at the end of the
> month. You can read more about this on the associated TDWG NCD wiki
> page.
>
> http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/NCD/BiodiversityCollectionsIndexKick
> OffM
> eeting
>
> If you have issues that you think should be raised at the meeting
> please contact the most relevant participant or me directly. We plan
> to add the minutes to the NCD wiki as the meeting progresses.
>
> I hope that BCI can be of service to our community over the coming
> years.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Roger Hyam
>
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> Roger Hyam
> Roger at BiodiversityCollectionsIndex.org
> http://www.BiodiversityCollectionsIndex.org
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