[Taxacom] Thesis and new species

Thomas Pape TPape at snm.ku.dk
Wed Nov 13 05:21:21 CST 2013

A work present in a public library can be "obtained on loan" and is as
such obtainable.

/Thomas Pape

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From: "Francisco Welter-Schultes" <fwelter at gwdg.de>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:08 PM

> "Obtainable" does probably not mean that after having obtained it you 
> must have the legal right to possess it. You can order a copy in a 
> public library, or a public interlibrary loan system, and then obtain 
> and read it, and afterwards return it. The idea behind the Article was

> probably not that people should personally possess something, but that

> people have access to information.

Not that I have anything against libraries, but this is not right.
"To obtain = To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of
planning or endeavor; acquire." 

The library scenario would include print-on-demand books, or things
existing in very few copies. And that very much is not the intent.


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