[Taxacom] Occurrence data...

Tom Schweich tas27 at schweich.com
Fri Feb 18 18:47:42 CST 2011

On 2/18/2011 12:52 PM, Chris Thompson wrote:
> So, one should preserve and report all original label data. AND also dig up
> and report information as available about the collecting event, the
> collector, etc. AND then take all the information to properly geo-code the
> locality.
This sounds suspiciously like trying to understand the context of a 
collection by reading the collector's field notes (if they exist), or 
attempting to create something like field notes by querying all of the 
collector's collection from a given day.  The unfortunate result of 
filing specimens taxonomically is that we break up a set of collections 
made at the same time, and lose the relationship between the 
collections.  Perhaps one way to avoid losing the context would be to 
add collectors' field notes, or something like them, into our data base 
as an entity that can then be related to the collections.

UC/JEPS has started this by serving scans of Willis Linn Jepson's field 
notebooks with links to the collection.   See, for example:


Tom Schweich KJ6BIT tas27 at schweich.com

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