[Taxacom] Fwd: Sherborn Symposium Oct 28th - Anchoring Biodiversity Information:

Peter Rauch peterr at berkeley.edu
Mon Aug 8 15:02:40 CDT 2011

[Forwarded on behalf of Dr. Michel; please reply per instructions, and not personally to me. PAR]  
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:35:11 +0100 
Subject: Sherborn Symposium Oct 28th - Anchoring Biodiversity Information: 
        From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond 
From: iczn-em <iczn-em at nhm.ac.uk> 
Sender: Ellinor Michel <e.michel at nhm.ac.uk> 
To: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>

Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond
Friday October 28th 2011, Flett Theatre, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

Overview: Charles Davies Sherborn provided the bibliographic foundation for current zoological nomenclature with his magnum opus Index Animalium. In the 43 years he spent working on this extraordinary resource, he anchored our understanding of animal diversity through the published scientific record. No work has equalled it since and it is still in current, and critical, use. 
Until now, Sherborn’s contribution has been recognised by professional taxonomists worldwide but he has escaped the celebration of his accomplishment that is his due. We will hold a symposium in his honour in the 150th year of his birth here at the NHM, with an international panel of experts on bibliography and biodiversity bioinformatics, linking a view of the past with an active debate on the future of the related fields.

Provisional schedule of speakers and registration form attached. 
Please send your registration to:   meetings at shnh.org.uk 

Additional poster contributions are very welcome (several have been submitted already). 

Note, a recent article in the Telegraph and the NHM house journal evolve begins the celebration of Sherborn in this anniversary year: <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8646534/Charles-Davies-Sherborn-the-Natural-History-Museums-magpie-with-a-card-index-mind.html>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8646534/Charles-Davies-Sherborn-the-Natural-History-Museums-magpie-with-a-card-index-mind.html 

Anchoring Biodiversity Information:
>From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond
Friday October 28th 2011 

10:00  Welcome and Logistics / Introduction to the Programme
        Ellinor Michel (ICZN) & Graham Higley (BHL & NHM Libraries)
10:15 Opening Keynote: SHNH Annual Ramsbottom Lecture
        Neal Evenhuis  (Bishop Museum) Sherborn: Work history and impact of bibliography, dating and zoological informatics
        10:55 Gordon McOuat (Univ of King’s College, Halifax) Sherborn’s context: Cataloguing nature in the late 19th century

11:15 – 11:35 Coffee Break - posters & stands

11:35 -12:40 Session 1: History of Taxonomic Literature, Indexing and Traditional Taxonomic Nomenclature
        11:35 Edward Dickinson (Aves Press) Reinforcing the foundations: Filling in the bibliographic gaps in the historical legacy
        11:55 F. Chris Thompson (Smithsonian) Systema Dipterorum: Sherborn’s critical influence in getting information control over a megadiverse group
        12:15 Smithsonian Institution Libraries (Suzanne Pilsk, Martin Kalfatovic, Joel Richard) Unlocking the Index Animalium: From paper slips to bytes and bits
        12:35 Nigel Robinson (Zoological Record) Sherborn’s Index Animalium integration into ION: access to all
12:55-13:30 Lunch  - Pre-paid sandwich lunch in Flett foyer, posters & stands
13:30 Session 2: Current Taxonomic Practices
        13:30 Chris Lyal (NHM) Digitising legacy taxonomic literature: processes, products and using the output
        13:50 BHL Europe (Boris Jacob & Henning Scholz) BHL-Europe: Tools and Services for Legacy Taxonomic Literature
        14:10 David Remsen (GBIF) Biodiversity Informatics: GBIF’s role in linking information through scientific names 
        14:30 Daphne Fautin (Univ. Kansas/ICZN) & Miguel Alonso-Zarazaga (MNCN-CSIC/ICZN) LANs: Lists of Available Names – a new generation for stable taxonomic names in zoology?
14:50-15:10 Coffee Break - posters & stands

15:10-16:20 Session 3: Future of Biological Nomenclature
        15:10 Chris Freeland (Missouri Botanical Garden) Approaches to preserving digitized taxonomic data: print, manuscript, specimen
        15:30 Sandy Knapp (NHM/IAPT/ITZN) New workflows for describing and naming organisms 
        15:50 Lubyo Penev (Pensoft Publishers) ZooKeys: Streamlining the registration – to – publication pipeline
        16:10 Rod Page (Univ. Glasgow) Towards an open taxonomy
16:30-16:50 Break - posters & stands

16:50 Closing Keynote and wrap-up plenary discussion
          Richard Pyle (Bishop Museum, HI, USA) Towards a Global Names Architecture: The future of indexing scientific names
17:30 –18:00 Panel and audience discussion on the history and future of animal names 
18:00-19:30 Reception – wine and nibbles 

Anchoring Biodiversity Information: 
 From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond
Friday October 28th 2011
The Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum, London
A joint meeting organised by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, the Linnean Society and the Society for the History of Natural History, with additional support from the Natural History Museum, the Biodiversity Heritage Library and ZooKeys/ Pensoft Publishers. 
75th Anniversary of the Society for the History of Natural History
1. Participant details: some of the information below will be included in the delegates list so please give your title and preferred names. 
Address (Institution)
Telephone number 
2. Registration (includes tea/coffee in morning and afternoon and sandwich lunch*, together with a drinks reception at the end of the meeting)  
Member of ICZN/Linnean Society/SHNH                                       £25
Membership rates apply to members of the:
ICZN/ITZN, Linnean Society, SHNH or other sponsoring organisation (please indicate which!)
Non member   (no affiliation with sponsoring organisations)      £ 35
Student  (available to students registered for full time courses:.  £ 15 
give details here:                                                                       ) 
Natural History Museum staff will have free access to this event (excluding catering and the drinks reception) but are asked to register to attend    ¨
Tick box if NHM  staff attending some of the event (excluding catering)  
NHM Staff  attending the full event, including catering, please pay the members rate:                                                                                                                           
* Please inform us of any special dietary requirements: 
3. Payment Method : tick or strike out to indicate which 
I will pay by cheque (payable to the Society for the History of Natural History) 
I will pay by credit / debit card        Card Type: 
Name of cardholder
Card number    
Expiry date
Security number
Card Address (if different from above) 
(credit card payment may be processed by any one of the three main sponsoring organisations)
Please return form by post with your cheque or e-mail (as an attachment) to Gina Douglas  SHNH Meetings Secretary, 23 Jeffreys Road, London SW4 6QU, UK or <mailto:meetings at shnh.org.uk>meetings at shnh.org.uk 

Dr Ellinor Michel

Executive Secretary 
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD
+44 (0)207-942-5653  
iczn-em at nhm.ac.uk


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