[Taxacom] Zootaxa papers now in BioStor

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Sat Feb 6 16:43:37 CST 2010

Hi Rod,
The main disadvantage of Zootaxa is the lack of permanent stable identifiers like DOIs. Does BioStor allow you to give them such identifiers? If it does, then this would be a major advantage. If not, it seems to me that all you have really done is created a copy of the Zootaxa website, with just the added ability to do a bit of authorship analysis more easily. On the other hand, on Wikispecies I am placing Zootaxa papers into an overarching taxonomic framework (sort of putting together the giant taxonomic jigsaw puzzle), which I think more people will find useful, and which has to be the ultimate goal for those who are interested in biodiversity. I guess I think that there would have been some far better journals for you to have started with (from the point of view of making information more accessible) than the already readily available info from Zootaxa...

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Roderic Page [r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk]
Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2010 1:29 a.m.
Cc: Chris Freeland; Zhi-Qiang Zhang; Phil Cryer
Subject: [Taxacom] Zootaxa papers now in BioStor

I've started to expand the coverage of BioStor (http://biostor.org/ )
to include articles outside BHL. The first journal to be added is
Zootaxa, for which you can find individual papers listed here: http://biostor.org/issn/1175-5326

At present BioStor simply displays the bibliographic metadata for each
article, and the abstract PDF. You can also get lists of papers for
each author, together with coauthorship graphs (e.g., http://biostor.org/author/14726
  ). The next step is to extract additional information from the Open
Access PDFs, such as taxonomic names, and localities. I hope to make
progress on this in the coming weeks.

There are several reasons for going beyond BHL content. Firstly, I
want to start adding citation relationships (i.e., this paper has been
cited by these papers), and this means including non-BHL content. I'm
also keen to link BioStor content to nomenclators, such as ZooBank,
and since ZooBank has lots of publications that aren't in BHL it seems
sensible to add these. Lastly, I'd like to apply the tools for editing
metadata and visualising author relationships to papers outside those
scanned by BHL.

For some examples of Zootaxa papers and authors, try:





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