[Taxacom] online publishing

Sam Brown s_d_j_brown at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 25 04:15:41 CDT 2010

Line drawings can be created in the XML-based scalable vector graphic (SVG) format. They have the benefit over JPG format by allowing lossless scaling of the image. Inkscape (www.inkscape.org) is an open-source vector graphic editor and is well worth checking out.


Samuel Brown
Casual research assistant
Bio-Protection Research Centre
PO Box 84
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647
New Zealand
s_d_j_brown at hotmail.com

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> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:46:09 -0500
> From: "Chris Freeland" <Chris.Freeland at mobot.org>
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] online publishing
> To: "Bob Mesibov" <mesibov at southcom.com.au>,	"TAXACOM"
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> 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
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> 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
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> Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
> School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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