[Taxacom] Proposed Amendment to the Code

Frank.Krell at dmns.org Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Wed Dec 23 17:19:36 CST 2009

"Split the taxonomic descriptions and actions from the paper and archive them separately in a freely accessible place."

That's what I try to get implemented in ZooBank. We have already support from major commercial publishers for this idea.

We will start drafting about 15 major policies on ZooBank functionality and registration in January. When we publish the policy draft for public discussion, everybody has the opportunity to discuss such ideas and whether and how to implement them.


Dr Frank T. Krell 
Curator of Entomology 
Commissioner, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
Chair, ICZN ZooBank Committee
Department of Zoology 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
2001 Colorado Boulevard 
Denver, CO 80205-5798 USA 
Frank.Krell at dmns.org 
Phone: (+1) (303) 370-8244 
Fax: (+1) (303) 331-6492 

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Bob Mesibov [mesibov at southcom.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 3:23 PM
To: agosti at amnh.org
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Proposed Amendment to the Code

Hi, Donat.

"Finally, open access, for taxonomists specially, has only have ways to do with a free pdf over the net: It is about access to content..."

This is what makes Lyubo Penev's suggestion (1) so interesting. Split the taxonomic descriptions and actions from the paper and archive them separately in a freely accessible place.
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
(03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195
Webpage: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/mesibov.html


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