[Taxacom] e-only publication for zoology, starts today

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Sep 6 02:40:48 CDT 2012

Laurent Raty does appear to have a point: there does not seem
to be a way for the average ZooBank-user to know that a PDF
published earlier this year was not published in the sense of the
newly amended zoological Code.

It might help to change the "Registered on 06 March 2012 by ..."
to something like "Registered (print) on 06 March 2012 by ..."
for all the 2012 (and later?) entries. I presume that publishers
will have the option of choosing to register only one of their
editions (that is, only their print or only their online version),
as their preference may be? Surely, there is no law that says
that online and print versions must be published on the same


P.S. I see URL's for Archives have been (are being?) added
already. Quick work!

From: "Richard Pyle" <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 11:05 PM

>> It wouldn't be technically possible if the content of the entries in
>> ZooBank was immutable. But this doesn't seem to be the case...

> Certain components of the ZooBank back-end database are immutable.

>> http://zoobank.org/References/DB67F6F7-2BC1-4D26-8193-00C30487FBE9
>> http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.174.2299
>> Registered on 6 March according to ZooBank, published on 9 March 2012
>> according to the pdf, the registration number is in the pdf, AND the
>> entry in ZooBank DOES include an Archive and an ISSN.
>> Why is the pdf not published in the meaning of Article 8 of the Amendment
> ?

> The PDF was not published in the meaning of Article 8 of the Amendment
> prior to September 4th, because prior to September 4th there was no
> indication of the intended Archive in ZooBank.  The PDF could have been
> considered as published after September 4th, but the date of publication
> for purposes of priority would be applied to the paper edition, numerous
> copies of which were simultaneously obtainable in March.
> Aloha,
> Rich

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