[Taxacom] Species Pages - purpose

Mike Dallwitz m.j.dallwitz at netspeed.com.au
Tue Feb 3 05:38:38 CST 2009

In brief, to make simplified and attractive information about taxa easily 
available to casual users?

Mary Barkworth wrote:

> -For taxa that people often ask about - because we get asked questions and 
> it is easier to point them to a page with an answer - but that kind of page 
> might not be the same page as we would make available to colleagues.
> -To provide ourselves with easy access to information away from our offices.
> -Make information to others more cheaply.
> -Make highly illustrated information about taxa available at low cost and 
> in a place where more people are going to see it than if it is published 
> in a journal.
> -To show off what we have done.
> -Funding sources like it.

Mike Dallwitz wrote:

> What purpose do species pages serve? In the original posting (Species 
> Pages - where are the online descriptions?), Roger Hyam suggested that 
> they might be used to confirm identifications, but they are clearly not 
> very suitable for that purpose.

Mike Dallwitz
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