[Taxacom] Software for curating taxonomic/biological/specimen information

Donat Agosti agosti at amnh.org
Thu Dec 1 06:18:16 CST 2016


Here one more link to a (fresh of the press) report covering Colleting Management Systems from EU BON.

Ronquist F, Skyttner M, Kõljalg U, Röppert D, Penev L, Stoev P, Peer I, Stein M, Calabuig I, Agosti D, Kempa M 2016. Deliverable 1.3 (D1.3): Systems for mobilizing and managing collection-based data (specimen + DNA-data) fully integrated. EU BON, Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Berlin Germany. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.189960 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.189960 


Donat

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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Software for curating taxonomic/biological/specimen information

Hi,

You might also enquire with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) since they state that they are supporting the BioLink software for some users:

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Regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
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On 1 December 2016 at 20:10, Scott Thomson <scott.thomson321 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I would agree with Lynn on Specify.
>
> However, if you wish send my your CSIRO software and I can see if it 
> can work in Windows 10, either by hacking it or another means. Though 
> there are a lot of programs that do not function under Win10. It may 
> be simply a missing library in 10, in which case installing the 
> library into 10 will get the program working. It will depend on the 
> reasons. If CSIRO no longer supports it it may be better to be rid of 
> it, up to you. Windows is not as retro as it used to be.
>
> Cheers, Scott
>
> On Dec 1, 2016 5:50 AM, "Lynn Raw" <lynn at afriherp.org> wrote:
>
> > Barry,
> >
> > You might like to look into Specify  ( http://specifyx.
> specifysoftware.org
> > ) as a possible solution. I have no connection with this software 
> > other than as a user who makes use of only a small fraction of its
> capabilities.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Lynn Raw
> >
> > > On 1 Dec 2016, at 04:36, Barry Roth <barry_roth at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Colleagues,
> > > For over a decade I have used the CSIRO program BioLink to curate
> > taxonomic, specimen, biogeographic, and bibliographic information.  
> > CSIRO long ago stopped supporting the program, but I have found it 
> > useful and
> by
> > now have committed a great amount of information to the system.  My 
> > most recent change of computers, however, has got me into Windows 
> > 10, on which BioLink will not run -- unless I am missing some hack 
> > that will allow it
> to
> > do so.
> > > Do you have any suggestion for another piece of software that 
> > > would
> work
> > for these same tasks?  I back up the BioLink content into a giant 
> > Excel spreadsheet regularly so the data is literally preserved, but 
> > this or course does not have the relational aspects of BioLink nor 
> > its reporting capabilities.  I need to be able to track collection 
> > specimens (and institutions, or course), with their usual data; 
> > localities
> georeferenced;
> > a flexible taxonomy that can be edited (e.g. by drag-and-drop) as 
> > science marches ahead; references; and pretty much all the types of 
> > information that practical taxonomy requires us to manage.
> > > An alternative that would not require me to enter all my saved
> > information piecemeal would be best, of course.
> > >
> > > All thoughts welcome,
> > > Barry
> > >
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