[Taxacom] IPBES: a new challenge (not for cynics)

Fabian Haas fhaas at icipe.org
Tue Jan 11 05:28:39 CST 2011

Well, this might be a starting point, but why not have this body paying 
for some online subscriptions!!

In any case, another chance taxonomists cannot miss!!! If are not 
visible on that level (with systematic societies, museum organisations, 
GBIF EOL and what not) ... oh dear!!

On 11.01.11 14:02, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
>> We still publish works that are
>> difficult to get, almost impossible to mine and with little access
>> to the underlying data.
> A big part of the problem is outside our direct responsibility:
> international copyright laws and conventions restrict access to a
> large part of the scientific information published between 1920 and
> 2000. It would be necessary to teach international politics that
> there is no sense in applying the same copyright laws for scientific
> and non-scientific publications, and to open an discussion in
> international bodies to change the conventions.
> Francisco
> University of Goettingen, Germany
> www.animalbase.org
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