Dutch Species CatalogueBerry van der HoornProgram manager Nature of the Netherlands
History • Plans were always there. • Discussions about the right taxonomy. • Approached experts and set up a network. • Launched in 2005 • Launched complete version in 2008 • Revision taxonomy in 2009 • Texts in 2010 • Revision taxonomy 2012 • Add editorial environment in 2012/2013?
GoalsTrustworthy (validated) reference for researchers and policymakers• Namelist of multicellular species• Occurrence, policy and legislation• Network of expertsCentral point for information on Dutch species• Available information on Dutch species• Identification keys• Links to all relevant publications• Backbone of information infrastructure
Current status • Network of 100+ specialists (volunteers) • Website over 40.000 taxa (outdated) • Workflow for images, 25.000+ • 4.000 species with textual information • Connections to databases and websites (ministry, PGO’s, ..) • Connection to the National Database Flora and Fauna
Organizational details management Management Nature of NLSoftware Content Information European services Invertebrate Survey Developers Network specialists
Challenges• Editorial application for taxonomic information• Editorial application for textual information• Network and model for curating• Acknowledgements/property rights• Funding• Connecting information