[Taxacom] Start of online early

Paul J. Morris mole at morris.net
Wed Sep 26 11:47:27 CDT 2012

On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:47:54 +0100
Roderic Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk> wrote:
> Rather than try and divine the exact date an article was published
> from metadata in the PDF or from CrossRef, wouldn't it make sense to
> have the publication and name registered at time of publication, for
> example by collaborating with the publishers so that they can submit
> this data automatically? 

A counter argument to this (one made in the proposal for registration of mycological names) is that only authors should be allowed to register names, so that when a name plus registration GUID appear in a publication it is unambigouus that the author intended to create a new name.  

Paul J. Morris
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Harvard University Herbaria/Museum of Comparative Zo├Âlogy
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