[Taxacom] the hurdle for all biodiv informatics initiatives

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Mon Feb 22 20:42:05 CST 2010

David Patterson wrote:

"Classifications can also be released.  In due course (within the next few months) the classifications will be released into GNA so that they are available to anyone who wishes to use GNA services.  That is, we are making headway. In my view, it is critical that the design of the system is fully dynamic so that we don't allow dated copies of information to predominate over current information."

Could you expand on that, please? Taxonomic publications sometimes appear containing new classifications which the relevant specialist community doesn't accept. Remind us how 'the system' will balance majority/minority view and 'dated'/current, and also just which 'system' you're referring to?
Dr Robert Mesibov
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School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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