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
Plazi is a non-profit organisation founded in 2008 to promote the free accessibility of scientific data, in particular taxonomic treatments and images.