[Taxacom] biodiversity databases

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Feb 7 00:30:29 CST 2010

Well, hold on a minute: how does this relate to a previous Taxacom thread where I had this exchange with Cyndi Parr:

[I said] A previous taxacom post by you
> advertised an initiative whereby young, newly appointed scientists are being offered money to contribute to EOL. I am > not suggesting that there is anything inherently wrong with injecting more money into taxonomy by these means, but it rather does make EOL into a very different beast from Wiki, with LESS (not none, but just less) emphasis on information quality for the end user, and more emphasis on injecting money into taxonomy...

[she replied] Each early career (not necessarily young) applicant has a mentor who is not early career, and, we hope, the engagement of other scientists in their research communities. I'm not sure how this results in lower
information quality.Yes, we are investing in taxonomy and other biodiversity-related sciences. And to those of you who have written, yes we are seeking funding so we can offer mini-grants to established scientists, too. 

... no check? Must be cash, then! :)


From: David Wagner [davidwagner at mac.com]
Sent: Sunday, 7 February 2010 7:26 p.m.
To: Shorthouse, David
Cc: Stephen Thorpe; taxacom
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] biodiversity databases

get payment from EOL for contributing your work...no check

no pun, simply........ no check


On Feb 6, 2010, at 7:47 PM, Shorthouse, David wrote:

> Use them to point your funding agencies to....check

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