[Taxacom] Literature

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun Sep 5 17:42:13 CDT 2010


>What percent of the literature do you cite?

I'm not sure what you are driving at here? It is early days, but I try to cite 
as much as possible, for example:

http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Oopterus_soledadinus

 

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From: Joel Hallan <joelhallan at hotmail.com>
To: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Mon, 6 September, 2010 10:32:25 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] Literature

What percent of the literature do you cite?

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Stephen Thorpe
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2010 4:55 PM
To: gread at actrix.gen.nz
Cc: Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] WoRMS fixes Kerguelenia ...

Well, Geoff, no doubt WoRMS does have a few tricks of its own, but surely a
HUGE 
advantage of Wikispecies is having links to primary literature (whenever 
available), as opposed to just citing another database as source?? With more
and 
more literature going online (both new and historical), any database that 
doesn't index and link to that literature is wasting all our time IMO. In
that 
sense, Wikispecies is more like an electronic library (you could get the
"books" 
elsewhere, but here they all are classified by taxon relevance) ...

Stephen





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