[Taxacom] O Canada, and the lack of Canadian vascular plant data on GBIF

Alec McClay alec.mcclay at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 22 12:42:14 CDT 2010


Thanks for the update - I'm glad to hear that there are efforts under 
way to fill this gap. I notice that Canadensys is focussed around 
university collections and some museums. Do you know if there is any 
similar effort to get data from federal and provincial collections 
into GBIF? Any idea what proportion of total Canadian holdings is 
represented by the collections in Canadensys?


>As participants in Canadensys we fondly hope that that the situation
>described by Alec McClay will begin to turn around in the coming year.
>The determination to do so is there, but the funding hasn't been,
>whether at the level of individual institutions, provincial support, or
>federal support.
>Cheers, ---TAD.
><Tim Dickinson
><ROM Green Plant Herbarium (TRT)

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