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Slides from talk for ICZN/SHNH symposium in honour of Charles Sherbon: "Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st Century and Beyond"

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  • Aaron Swartz
  • Coauthored spec for RSS at 14, involved in reddit, architect for Open Library project
  • http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/33_gb_of_scientific_papers_-_and_a_manifesto_-_upl.php
  • http://iphylo.org/~rpage/theplantlist
  • http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-ten-new-species-described-in-2010.html
  • Open taxonomy

    1. 1. Anchoring Biodiversity Information:From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyondTowards an Open Taxonomy @rdmpage http://iphylo.blogspot.com
    2. 2. 4 million articles
    3. 3. 35 years in jail $US 1M fine
    4. 4. Greg Maxwell
    5. 5. “I am writing to share exciting news:today, we are making journal content onJSTOR published prior to 1923 in the UnitedStates and prior to 1870 elsewhere, freelyavailable to the public for reading anddownloading.”
    6. 6. Information wants to be freeInformation wants to be expensive
    7. 7. http://www.organismnames.com
    8. 8. www.theplantlist.org
    9. 9. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work
    10. 10. http://iphylo.org/~rpage/theplantlist
    11. 11. The top-ten new species described in 2010 and the failure of taxonomy to embrace Open Access publication http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-ten-new-species-described-in-2010.html
    12. 12. Taxonomy is not open
    13. 13. Taxonomy is not (really) digital
    14. 14. Taxonomic databases aredigitised 5 × 3 index cards
    15. 15. Catalogue of Life
    16. 16. Endacustapindana
    17. 17. What would Google do?
    18. 18. What would Charles Sherborn do ifhe was 19 and worked at Google?
    19. 19. namename
    20. 20. What is a taxonomic name?
    21. 21. Let’s ask a taxonomist…
    22. 22. species concept plenary valid powershomonyms basionym lexical varianttypification nomennudum code publication date compliant taxonomic trinomial concepts
    23. 23. …on second thoughts, let’s not.
    24. 24. name
    25. 25. Taxonomy is not linked
    26. 26. Literature onlineCommercialpublishersDigital archivesMuseums,universities,and scientificsocieties
    27. 27. http://iphyo.org/~rpage/afd
    28. 28. Publication links• 25,554 publications• 32% have digital identifier (BHL, DOI, URL)• 20% in BioStor• 10% have DOIs
    29. 29. http://iphylo.org/~rpage/zoobank
    30. 30. Geothelphusamarmorata
    31. 31. http://www.organismnames.com
    32. 32. http://www.organismnames.com
    33. 33. ION LSID XML
    34. 34. http://iphylo.org/~rpage/itaxon
    35. 35. http://iphylo.org/~rpage/itaxon
    36. 36. 14% of names linked to a bibliographic identifierDOI 105,947BioStor 40,300Handle 19,325URL 24,680JSTOR 19,032PDF 32,069CiNii 5,457Any identifier 214,049Names 1,491,137
    37. 37. I want a taxonomy that is • Open • Digital • Linked
    38. 38. Show me the name
    39. 39. Linking to data
    40. 40. Publishing platform
    41. 41. The spider family Selenopidae(Arachnida, Araneae) in Australasia and the Oriental Region
    42. 42. All links go elsewhere
    43. 43. http://iphylo.org/~rpage/itaxon
    44. 44. All links are internal
    45. 45. Taxonomic database becomes aplatform for taxonomic publishing

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