[Taxacom] Elsevier Grand Challenge Demo

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Thu Nov 27 03:50:53 CST 2008


Dear All,

Some of you might be interested in my entry for the Elsevier Life  
Sciences Grand Challenge. The site is http://iphylo.org/~rpage/challenge/www/ 
  , which also has some links to the Challenge web site. Basically,  
using Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution as a starting point, I've  
constructed pages for journal articles, GenBank records, specimens,  
taxa, etc., and provided links between them (e.g., paper x cites  
sequence y, which in turn has specimen z as a voucher). It's all a bit  
rushed (deadline for the contest is this weekend), but I hope it gives  
some sense of what can happen when we start to link things together  
(i.e., make things digitally available, give them stable identifiers,  
and share those identifiers).

Some useful starting links

The specimen CAS 199007, which is a voucher for one sequences, which  
has been cited twice
http://iphylo.org/~rpage/challenge/www/uri/5042b74dea91280d85a16f9271826cc3

A paper on Gammarus, which shares data with six other studies

http://iphylo.org/~rpage/challenge/www/uri/9b5f73ba1142519b57117afb80605f5b

A paper on birds, which mistakenly lists a fish sequence

http://iphylo.org/~rpage/challenge/www/uri/9b5f73ba1142519b57117afb80605f5b

One outcome of this is that I image we could derive citation metrics  
for things other than scientific papers, such as specimens,  
sequences,  etc. That is, we could quantify the "value" of these data.

Comments/brickbats welcome.

Regards

Rod




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Roderic Page
Professor of Taxonomy
DEEB, FBLS
Graham Kerr Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

Email: r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 4778
Fax: +44 141 330 2792
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Blog: http://iphylo.blogspot.com
Home page: http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/rod.html






---------------------------------------------------------
Roderic Page
Professor of Taxonomy
DEEB, FBLS
Graham Kerr Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

Email: r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Tel: +44 141 330 4778
Fax: +44 141 330 2792
AIM: rodpage1962 at aim.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112517192
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rdmpage
Blog: http://iphylo.blogspot.com
Home page: http://taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk/rod/rod.html










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