[Taxacom] Electronic Publications in Zoology

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Sep 12 15:43:07 CDT 2012


You mean now you want to be a lawyer?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Croft [mailto:jim.croft at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:39 AM
> To: Richard Pyle
> Cc: TAXACOM; ICZN-EM
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Electronic Publications in Zoology
>
> When I was a little boy, I really, really, really wanted to be a
zoologist. Now,
> not so much... ;)
>
> jim
>
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Richard Pyle
> <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
> > I will repeat an argument that I have been trying to make since 2005:
> >
> > The only sensible path into the digital future, in my opinion, is to
> > de-couple the "legalities" of nomenclatural availability from the
> > vagaries of "publication".  This is what has been referred to as the
> > "Registered=Available" model.  Currently, for electronically published
> > works, we're following the "Registered+Published = Available" model;
> > and a third approach, championed by Doug Yanega
> > (Published=Registered=Available) combines publication and registration
> > into a single open-access journal through which all zoological names
> > are formally established (somewhat analogous to how it's done for
> > bacterial names).  A brief summary of these three scenarios can be found
> here:
> > http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/zt01950p050.pdf; but have also
> > been published elsewhere.
> >
> > Just think of how much simpler the 5th Edition of the Code would be if
> > we could dispense with all articles related to the availability of
> > published works for names established after 20XX (which, given
> > estimates for total global biodiversity, applies to the majority of
> > all animal species on Earth).  Of course, long before we could take
> > that step, ZooBank (or its
> > replacement) would need to be much more robust, with a much longer
> > track record.  Even though ZooBank has been in place since 2008, we've
> > really only just begun that journey.
> >
> > Aloha,
> > Rich
> >
> >
> > Richard L. Pyle, PhD
> > Database Coordinator for Natural Sciences Associate Zoologist in
> > Ichthyology Dive Safety Officer Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop
> > Museum
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> >
> > Note: This disclaimer formally apologizes for the disclaimer below,
> > over which I have no control.
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> >> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of John Noyes
> >> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:18 PM
> >> To: TAXACOM
> >> Cc: ICZN-EM
> >> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] i4Life Call for Pilot Projects
> >>
> >> Dear Taxacomers,
> >>
> >> Given the new amendment of the ICZN to allow the availablity of
> >> nomenclatural changes in e-only publications it strikes me that the
> >> Commission could have taken this consideration further. Perhaps they
> >> can
> > in
> >> future.
> >>
> >> Consider a PDF article where neither the article in itself meets the
> > criteria of
> >> Article 8.5. nor is there any evidence that there is an identical
> >> printed
> > version.
> >>
> >> It many such cases it can be virtually impossible to determine if
> >> there is
> > a
> >> printed version and thus the availability of included taxonomic acts
> >> may
> > be
> >> questionable. It would be very helpful if the code could include a
> >> rule
> > that
> >> any article published in e-format (PDF) MUST include an appropriate
> >> statement along the lines of 1. Where there is an identical printed
> > version:
> >> "This article is also published as an identical printed version
> >> issued on
> > [Date]"
> >> 2. Where there is not an identical printed version: "This article is
> > published in
> >> PDF format only and meets the requirements of the International Code
> >> of Zoological Nomenclature, Article 8.5"
> >>
> >> This way it would be absolutely clear from any article published as a
> >> PDF whether it meets the requirements of the ICZN in terms of
> availability.
> >>
> >> Currently, in Chalcidoidea, about 10 taxonomic papers per year are
> > published
> >> as PDF's where it is not clear whether there is an equivalent printed
> > version.
> >> It can sometimes takes some considerable time to check whether the
> >> current requirements of the ICZN are met. Given the recent amendment
> >> to the Code, I see this situation getting worse and potentially
> >> dangerously confusing.
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >> John Noyes
> >> Scientific Associate
> >> Department of Entomology
> >> Natural History Museum
> >> Cromwell Road
> >> South Kensington
> >> London SW7 5BD
> >> UK
> >> jsn at nhm.ac.uk
> >> Tel.: +44 (0) 207 942 5594
> >> Fax.: +44 (0) 207 942 5229
> >>
> >> Universal Chalcidoidea Database (everything you wanted to know about
> >> chalcidoids and more):
> >> www.nhm.ac.uk/chalcidoids
> >>
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