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Taxonomic Databases Working Group, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006.

Taxonomic Databases Working Group, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006.

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  • Botanicus.org: Prototyping a Web 2.0 interface to digitized taxonomic literature Chris Freeland - Application Development Manager Doug Holland – Director of MBG Library Missouri Botanical Garden
  • What is Web 2.0?
    • Service-aware web applications that provide a robust computing environment
    • Web apps that support community involvement & collaboration
      • del.icio.us
      • Flickr
      • Wikipedia
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  • 11. Page View – Detail – Full Screen
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  • Discover names
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  • . Names View
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  • . Names View
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  • Requirements to produce functionality
    • Outputs
      • Zoomable images
        • JP2, image server, AJAX
      • Coordinate-based OCR
        • PrimeOCR or ABBY
    • Services
      • Bibliographic authority
        • MARCXML
      • Wiki-like editing framework
        • MediaWiki, others
      • Names resolver
        • NameBank, others
      • Citation resolver
        • DOI, ??
    • Data storage
      • Scalable SAN for files
      • Scalable database for metadata
  • To the prototype… http://www.botanicus.org http://localhost/
  • Botanicus.org supported by
    • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
      • 2000-2004
    • Wm. Keck Foundation
      • 2005-2007
    • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
      • 2006-2008