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31. January 2017

100,000 digital objects uploaded to BLR

Today at 17:29 we reached a milestone by uploading the 100.000th digital object to the Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR). This object, an illustration of the male genitalia for Stactobiella biramosa is one of currently...[more]


27. January 2017

WeScientistsShapeScience: Alternative Publications

Following are my thoughts from the first day of the workshop "Alternative Publications" at the very attended WeScientistsShapeScience workshop in Bern.

Publications exist as the prime means to communicate...[more]


27. January 2017

Plazi TreatmentBank down

Due to a technical issue during the upgrade of the operating system, TreatmentBank is down. We work as hard as possible to restore the services.  We hope to bring it up during Friday. 

We are sorry for any...[more]


12. January 2017

2017 needs to bring better access to taxonomic data

2016 showed progress in providing access to taxonomic data in near realm time. But much more is needed.

The current way of publishing, cataloguing and providing access to taxonomic data, to say it mildly, is an almost complete...[more]