[Taxacom] Catalogue of Life User Survey Open
R.Govaerts at kew.org
Wed Sep 4 07:06:01 CDT 2013
A common complaint - easily fixed. If data is missing and you have it electronically then the best option is to work with one of the contributers (Nomenclators or regional hubs) or apply to become a contributer yourself.
It is only when everyone shares their data that it will become complete.
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Raymond Hoser - The Snakeman [viper007 at live.com.au]
Sent: 04 September 2013 12:48
To: Ryanne Leigh Matthias; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Catalogue of Life User Survey Open
OK, I looked at the reptile lists and they were woeful.
Seems to me that the taxonomic vandal Wuster has been at someone's ear and ensured about 1,000 reptile species, subspecies and genera are not listed! Not a good result considering this represents about 1 in 10 of the lot!
Snakebustersâ - Australia's best reptilesâ
The only hands-on reptilesâ shows that lets people hold the animalsâ.
Reptile partiesâ, events, courses
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> From: r.l.matthias at reading.ac.uk
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:55:29 +0000
> Subject: [Taxacom] Catalogue of Life User Survey Open
> To learn more about external uses the Catalogue of Life is running a very short online anonymised User Survey until the end of September. If you have utilised any of our services please take a few minutes to answer the questions at the following link. Your feedback can help guide future development and improvements and build a resource that services the needs of all our different user communities.
> The Catalogue of Life is continuing in its efforts to build a comprehensive taxonomic inventory of all known species on Earth. The Catalogue currently holds over 1.4m species compiled from 135 peer-reviewed taxonomic databases run by specialists around the world.
> Much of the use of the Catalogue is to provide a taxonomic backbone for other global data portals and through the i4Life project <http://www.i4life.eu/> it has formed partnerships with IUCN Red Data List, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, European Nucleotide Archive, Encyclopedia of Life, Barcode of Life initiatives, and Life Watch (EDIT), to index their differing species catalogues to a standardised Catalogue of Life list.
> However, it also provides a public interface online at www.catalogueoflife.org<http://www.catalogueoflife.org> giving access to a great number of individual, institutional and commercial users.
> Whilst we are aware of many discussions on Taxacom around issues presented by the Catalogue of Life (such as the pros and cons of presenting a single versus multiple taxonomy to end users), we welcome any reiteration of your opinions in our User Survey.
> We would appreciate help forwarding this link to anyone you know who may have an interest in the services provided by the Catalogue of Life.
> Thank you in advance for your participation.
> Ryanne Matthias
> Catalogue of Life Publicity Manager
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