[Taxacom] Global Plants

Rick McNeill juniper.botany at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 00:02:59 CDT 2016


Greetings Peter

I tried that website before and I checked the box for "photographed only"
and I got 0 records.  I guess I misunderstood the web interface.

Well,I am up to four of nine.

Thank you Peter.

rick



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On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Peter Phillipson <
Peter.Phillipson at mobot.org> wrote:

> Rick
>
> In the case of P, the scans on JSTOR are freely available online as is,
> amazingly, the entire herbarium, it's just a little difficult to find links
> to the database on the Paris Museum's website. In fact there are multiple
> interfaces to the data, try here:
> https://science.mnhn.fr/institution/mnhn/search/form? or here:
> https://explore.recolnat.org/#/search/botanique/type=index
>
> All the JSTOR 'partner' institutions were free to make the scans of their
> collections publicly available on their own websites, some may have chosen
> not to or may not have had the means to do so. You should probably contact
> the institutions concerned - if they do not have a website that provides
> access, they may be able to provide the scans you are interested in.
>
> Peter Phillipson
>
> Missouri Botanical Garden
> based at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
>
>
>
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Rick McNeill <juniper.botany at gmail.com>
> Date: 23/06/2016 05:08 (GMT+01:00)
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Global Plants
>
> Greetings
>
> I recently looked at the JSTOR Global Plants website.  This seems like a
> great resource, except that they expect you to pay to see the type images
> as anything other than a thumbnail.
>
> I believe the collections and the images were created with public funds or
> belong to public institutions.
>
> Supposedly all of the images are available at the original institutions.
>
> I found listings for images of nine type specimen on the website and then
> tried to find them at the original institution.
>
> Here are my results:
>
> *Herbarium code     Species                    Availability*
> VT                           Cicuta mexicana     Not available
> US                           C. mexicana           Yes
> MEXU                      C. mexicana           Not available
> NY                           C. mexicana           Yes
> P                              C. bulbifera             Not available
> LINN                        C. bulbifera             Low quality image
> available
> B                              C. bulbifera             Not available
> PH                            C. bulbifera            Not available
> BM                           C. bulbifera             Not available
>
> I admit that I only put a couple hours into this and it is possible that I
> may not have found some images that are actually available, but I feel like
> I should have been able to find more than three of the nine images for
> which I was searching.
>
>
> Am I just not finding the images?
>
> rick
>
>
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