Charles Davies Sherbon must have had access to a very large and complete library to perform his work on the Index Animalium. He obviously appreciated this access a lot when he says in the Epilogue to the Index Animalium that
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His first passion was geology and palaeontology, In 1888, Sherborn began work in the geology department at the NHM, preparing and cleaning fossils.
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Charles Davies Sherborn “ In any well-appointed Natural History Library there should be found every book and every edition of every book dealing in the remotest way with the subjects concerned.” “ Moreover for accurate work it is necessary for the student to verify every reference he may find; it is not enough to copy from a previous author; he must verify each reference itself from the original.”
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GRIB Bibliographic database (union catalogue of natural history institutions with content management and deduplication functionalities). G lobal R eferences I ndex to B iodiversity ( http://grib.gbv.de ) Collaboration : European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT), Head office of the Common Library Network GBV (VZG) User: Scientist, taxonomist, librarian
GRIB website / webservice 575,261 de-duplicated records
data provision Institution Metadatastandard [according to Preingest test data] To be uploaded [volumes/pages] Content in BHL-E Portal Content in Europeana Ingest Spring 2011 Comment on FTP/ detailed information Comment on content Comment on workflow NHM [Natural History Museum] over BHL-US NMP [Narodni muzeum] MARC21 Update from Richard on 22.04.2011: April 2011: ~3000 pages April 2012: ~5000 pages Herbarz :...(882 pages) asked for upload and estimation of pages/items -03.03.11 - problems with ftp client 04.03.11 metadata files missing in folders &jpeg files in main directory- asked to check upload -14.07.2011 LANDOE [Land Oberösterreich] ? 3400 volumes ~600.000 pages 2568 2568 planned additional content : 800 volumes in spring 2011 ready additional scanning of 150.000 pages during this year - 11.01.2011 provide metadata over oai-pmh using OLEF OK from AIT - 19.05.2011 OK from NHMW - 24.05.2011 green light for LANDOE HNHM [Hungarian Natural History Museum] ? ~ 35 volumes ~ 3000 pages will send detailed information until 17.12.2010
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