[Taxacom] Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Sun Jan 31 11:53:16 CST 2010


A lot more easily than anyone can ever PROVE that something did NOT 
exist. A date-stamped copy from around the date of online publication in 
 > 1 library would sort the question of availability out once and for all.

It is so easy to go and find this library. Might this be the reason, that we
do not even know what has been published - some people call this taxonomic
impediment and discard taxonomy as part of conservation and science (see the
notes on funding of taxonomy).

We are not in the age of this sort of books anymore. IPad is the latest
proof of it. If we don't make it into Steve Job's new library we are
doomed....

Donat



on the other hand, proving that an author did not send out a few copies 
straight off his laser printer to a few mates is genuinely virtually 
impossible. At the end of the day, I guess we simply need to treat 
availability the same way as the taxa themselves: as a hypothesis that 
can be tested with further evidence ;-)

Cheers, Wolfgang Wuster

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