[Taxacom] How to trace publications based on collections in specific herbaria and/or museums?
holstein at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Wed Jan 18 05:30:36 CST 2012
I think, acronyms are generally a problem for automatism. As long as there
is no semantic recognition of (herbarium) acronyms available, it will be
And its not only one-character herbarium acronyms with this problem, think
of the herbarium in Palmerston, Australia (acronym: DNA) or the Arboretum
Nopvý Dvur, Czech Rep. (acronym: AND).
What might be possible is to ask scientists to (additionally) list the
herbaria in the acknowledgements, and maybe more importantly to ask the
publishers to link the acronyms there to the index herbariorum page in the
html views and the pdf's. Each herbarium there has a number for the page
(123991 -> A). You might want to talk to IT guys at NYBG first, so that
this number remains reserved and doesn't change. Furthermore, direct
linking to the IH pages would allow easy acquisition of the data to
contact the herbaria (e.g. if one wants to re-examine the surveyed
for example (given in html-code):
"I thank the following institutions for giving access to material: <a
The html or xml string might help to obtain quantitative data on herbarium
usage in publications.
Dipl. biol. Norbert Holstein
Systematische Botanik und Mykologie
Menzinger Str. 67
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