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29. June 2020

The taxonomic treatments from Linnaeus’ Systema Naturae, 1758, 10th edition, liberated

A milestone in the development of modern biology was the introduction of the standardization resulting from comparative and reference works. This led to a rapidly growing corpus of knowledge by learning from, referencing of, and...[more]


08. June 2020

Extended collective licence agreement between Plazi and ProLitteris: Plazi adopts to revised copyright law in Switzerland

On the 1st of April, 2020, a new copyright law was enacted in Switzerland. Amongst other revision points, it declares an extension of the protection of photographs by applying the notion of work to non-individual photographs,...[more]


03. April 2020

Plazi and Pensoft launch an initiative to provide access to scholarly published data about Coronavirus hosts

Read the Eurekalert! and Knoweldge Speak release.

The COVID-19 pandemic presumably started with the escape of the Coronavirus from its bat host to humans. To understand the original host, it is important to have access to...[more]


05. March 2020

On the Role of Open Science in Charting Biodiversity

Following discussions on Taxacom list server on the value on Open Science, here some points to consider.

The situation has changed regarding open access and open science. The EU fully requires open access to anything they fund....[more]


03. March 2020

12 new species added to GBIF during the first Plazi training course at the Congresso Brasileiro de Zoologia

Taxonomic literature is an almost untapped resource of data covering our scholarly knowledge of biodiversity. This includes an estimated 500 Million printed pages and is augmented annually with over 17.000 taxonomic treatments of...[more]


26. January 2020

50.000th GBIF dataset: a brief history

On January 8, 2020 Plazi had the good luck and honor to be the mediator of GBIF's 50.000th dataset. It was probably predictable to some degree, since the chances have been over 56%. Plazi has deposited over 28K of the 50K...[more]


15. January 2020

Science Magazine: Why not be more open? Liberated biodiversity data as a win-win case

This morning news had two headlines covering conservation and biodiversity and, in fact pointing out its dire state and what ought to be done. For example, in Le Monde one reported on the UN 2030 goal to protecting 30% of the...[more]


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