[Taxacom] Occurrence data...

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Fri Feb 18 20:36:59 CST 2011

Ken, your interest in seeing value in museums and taxonomists and what they do is getting in the way of your understanding the value or otherwise of biodiversity data aggregators. They are 3 different entities doing 3 different jobs.

Please read the rest of my post(s) to see whether you agree (or not) with my arguments that data aggregation is

(a) largely unnecessary in a world where the information can simply be put up on the Web, and found with general or purpose-built tools
(b) not focused on the needs of the user
(c) unnecessarily demanding on data generators, in asking that data be structured in particular ways
Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
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