[Taxacom] Global Plants

Rick McNeill juniper.botany at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 08:54:49 CDT 2016


Greetings Tim

I have used the GBIF data extensively.  I wish it had the type images as
part of the data set.

rick



_____________________
Richard McNeill
Feral Botanist
702-415-5149
juniper.botany at gmail.com
Botany photos
<http://www.flickr.com/photos/82244653@N08/collections/72157640888456005/>
Adventure photos
<http://www.flickr.com/photos/82244653@N08/collections/72157640888592535/>

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 1:15 AM, Tim Hirsch <thirsch at gbif.org> wrote:

> Rick and others
>
> Another route to this info is filtering in GBIF.org for specimens with
> images if they are shared from the institutions - e.g.
> <
> http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?TAXON_KEY=5539859&MEDIA_TYPE=StillIm
> age> for Cicuta mexicana. A new faceted search on the right hand side also
> allows you to check if any type specimen images are available. Not saying
> you will find more this way but it would be a quick means of getting to
> the info if herbaria use the multimedia extension when publishing their
> datasets to GBIF.
>
> Cheers
>
> Tim
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> On 23/06/2016 07:02, "Taxacom on behalf of Rick McNeill"
> <taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu on behalf of juniper.botany at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >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
> >
> >
> >
> >_____________________
> >Richard McNeill
> >Feral Botanist
> >702-415-5149
> >juniper.botany at gmail.com
> >Botany photos
> ><http://www.flickr.com/photos/82244653@N08/collections/72157640888456005/
> >
> >Adventure photos
> ><http://www.flickr.com/photos/82244653@N08/collections/72157640888592535/
> >
> >
> >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
> >>
> >>
> >> _____________________
> >> Richard McNeill
> >> Feral Botanist
> >> 702-415-5149
> >> juniper.botany at gmail.com
> >> Botany photos
> >>
> >><
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/82244653@N08/collections/72157640888456005/
> >>>
> >> Adventure photos
> >>
> >><
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/82244653@N08/collections/72157640888592535/
> >>>
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