[Taxacom] online publishing

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Thu Jul 22 10:49:34 CDT 2010

It is not about formats: it is about reading content online rather than
hard cover.

If it where about format, then I would make the argument and stress, that,
just as you point out with your discussion below, should not have it own
format but be rather generic and with the content with some basic semantic
mark-up. The other point is, that it has to be open access and archived
somewhere with a high probability of sustainability.


> Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens imap.amnh.org
> Verzonden: do 22-7-2010 9:42
>> Nevertheless, they have there on new trend as well
>> donat
> ***
> Yes, but what trend? It is very noticeable that e-books
> are at a stage where you need a dedicated reading device
> to be able to access your specific copy of your specific
> purchase. Portability is at or close to zero.
> If nomenclature were to follow this trend it would develop
> a dedicated nomenclatural-e-paper reading device so as to
> be able to access nomenclatural e-papers (formatted in
> their very own e-format). This would no doubt help in
> setting nomenclature (further) apart from the real world,
> but is that really so desirable?
> Paul
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