[Taxacom] ZooBank revisionism!

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Jan 30 18:17:15 CST 2016

PS: I strongly urge everybody to lobby for the retroactive scrapping altogether of the archive specification requirement for online publication. That seems to me to be the only viable permanent solution to this problem. It was an empty requirement anyway, since no actual archiving is required, so it should just be turned into a recommendation, not a rule.


On Sun, 31/1/16, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

 Subject: RE: ZooBank revisionism!
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu, deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
 Cc: neale at bishopmuseum.org
 Received: Sunday, 31 January, 2016, 1:05 PM
 Hi Rich,
 That is better!
 Cheers, Stephen
 On Sun, 31/1/16, Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
  Subject: RE: ZooBank revisionism!
  To: "'Stephen Thorpe'" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>,
 taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
  Cc: neale at bishopmuseum.org
  Received: Sunday, 31 January, 2016, 12:57 PM
  Hi Stephen,
  You are correct: ZooBank has
  been revised. In response to the recent kerfuffle, and to
  save myself some time in cases where people want to know
  when an archive has been added to the ZooBank record (if,
  indeed, the consensus ends up being to go with the “work
  is available when all criteria have been fulfilled”
  approach), I have changed the ZooBank website to display
  date & time on which the record was updated to show
  Online Archive has been added.  So, if you look at the
  Ent. Record (http://zoobank.org/94AA9CFD-6807-409B-BCC0-863D0AACA0CC),
  you’ll see it listed as:
  (added: Jan 29 2016 10:02AM UTC) [http://www.clockss.org]”
  This is NOT a permanent
  solution! However, it should address the immediate
  and (perhaps) save me more time in the long run than it
  me to add this stop-gap feature.  If our pending grant
  proposal to expand ZooBank functionality is awarded, we
  dramatically improve the overall site, including this
  > -----Original
  > From: Stephen Thorpe
  [mailto:stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz]
  > Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:04
  > To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
  > Cc: deepreef at bishopmuseum.org;
  neale at bishopmuseum.org
  > Subject: ZooBank revisionism!
  > Following on from
  the previous thread in which we established that no
  > archival information had been added to the
  ZooBank record for the journal
  Systematic Entomology, somebody (not me, as Rich can
  confirm) has in the
  > last few days added
  the missing information! This act of "revisionism"
  > makes it look like all articles in
  this journal were compliant with the
  Amendment when published online first, which they were
  I don't like this
  > at all!
  > Stephen

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