[Taxacom] ZooKeys facilitates discovery and access to ‘primary biodiversity data’ simultaneously with sc hola rly publication

Neal Evenhuis neale at bishopmuseum.org
Mon Jun 1 19:05:15 CDT 2009

Maybe you can clarify how the publication in 
ZooKeys you are announcing differs from what 
looks like the same thing that Rich Pyle 
published in Zootaxa over a year ago. I thought 
he was working with GBIF (as well as ICZN and 
ZooBank) to achieve this.


The interactiveness to underlying LSIDs and other 
metadata seem to be more robust than the article 
you cite. But maybe I'm missing what makes the 
ZooKeys article unique ....


At 3:45 PM +0200 6/1/09, Vishwas Chavan (GBIF) wrote:
>ZooKeys (http://www.pensoftonline.net/zookeys/) became the first
>systematic open access journal to facilitate discovery and access to
>‘primary biodiversity data’ simultaneously with scholarly publication
>using GBIF infrastructure.
>On June 1, 2009 ZooKeys achieved the significant milestone of becoming the
>first journal in systematic zoology implementing a unique combination of
>data publication and semantic enhancement within the mainstream process of
>journal publishing. The paper by Miller, Griswold and Yin (2009)
>how; (a) all primary biodiversity data underlying a taxonomic monograph
>can be published as a dataset under a separate Digital Object Identifier
>(DOI) within the paper; (b) the occurrence dataset can be made
>discoverable and accessible through the GBIF infrastructure
>(http://data.gbif.org/) simultaneously with scholarly publication; (c) the
>occurrence dataset can be published as a KML file under a distinct DOI to
>provide an interactive visualisation in Google Earth; (d) new taxa  can be
>registered in ZooBank prior to publication; and (e) new taxa can be
>provided to the  Encyclopedia of Life through XML markup on the day of
>scholarly publication.
>ZooKeys has employed GBIF’s recently launched Integrated Publishing
>Toolkit (IPT) (http://ipt.gbif.org/) to facilitate discovery and
>mobilisation of primary biodiversity data associated with their
>publication process. This means that the primary biodiversity records upon
>which new taxa descriptions are based can become quickly accessible to
>Both GBIF and ZooKeys have booths at the 'eBiosphere 09', and if you are
>attending eBiosphere 09, we would like to hear your views. Please visit us
>at the booths. Alternatively please write to us at vchavan at gbif.org and
>info at pensoft.net
>Vishwas Chavan, Ph.D.
>Senior Program Officer for DIGIT
>Global Biodiversity Information Facility
>15 Universitetsparken, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denamrk
>Tel. +45 35 32 14 75, Fax. +45 35 32 14 80
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