Plazi supports and promotes the development of persistent and openly accessible digital taxonomic literature. To this end Plazi:
- Maintains a digital taxonomic literature repository to enable archiving of taxonomic treatments.
- Enhances submitted taxonomic treatments by creating TaxonX and Taxpub XML versions.
- Participates in the development of new models for publishing taxonomic treatments in order to maximize interoperability with relevant cyberinfrastructure components (e.g., name servers, biodiversity resources, etc…)
- Advocates and educates about the vital importance of maintaining free and open access to scientific discourse and data
DAK is the data fit for use to understand global biodiversity more
Publications by Plazi and its members. more
Members of Plazi and their affiliations. more
Plazi's partners include Zenodo, GBIF, Pensoft, SIB, BHL, NCBI, eCH, ZooBank, CETAF, Datacamp, FactsMission, and others more
List of Plazi's ongoing and past projects more
Lectures by Plazi team members more
Plazi is inspired by and named for Placidus Spescha, an 18th century Benedictine monk from Disentis, Switzerland more