[Taxacom] online publishing

Chris Freeland Chris.Freeland at mobot.org
Thu Jul 22 19:46:09 CDT 2010

The ideal for images would be JPEG2000 (JP2) or TIF, with embedded metadata.  With JP2 you can bundle custom XML and other descriptive metadata into each image, describe Regions Of Interest (ROI), and other neat tricks for making an image self-contained - the image can stand alone for preservation purposes and even better, contain rich information about the publication in which it was originally published or even how it was generated.  There's an open source image server called djatoka that works great for serving JP2 images.  

Chris Freeland
Director, Center for Biodiversity Informatics
Missouri Botanical Garden

-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of Bob Mesibov
Sent: Thu 7/22/2010 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] online publishing
Richard Pyle wrote:

"My vote is for XML using UTF-8 encoding as the standard we ought to adopt for archival electronic documents."

Another vote here for UTF-8 with XML markup for text and tables (spreadsheets). What about images?
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
03 64371195; 61 3 64371195
Webpage: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/?articleID=570


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