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Why aren’t we there yet? Rod Page
 
10 predictions
The Encyclopedia of Life will continue it's slow decline into irrelevance.  …Nobody will care, as we have Wikipedia. 1
Catalogue of Life will issue another release, complete with much fanfare. The LSIDs will continue to fail. …nobody will ca...
There will be much talk of integrating biodiversity data …nothing of significance in this area will happen. 3
For most young scientists GenBank will be the dominant source of information about biodiversity.  …if it hasn't been seque...
DNA barcoding by itself will become boring... 5
Literature that is not online will cease to be read.  Taxonomic groups where the literature is not online will effectively...
The major databases will continue to be riddled with errors …databases will make no (serious) effort to fix these 7
No major database effort will adopt wikis 8
Data providers such as Thomson Reuters (Index of Organism Names) will continue to clutch to debilitating notions of “intel...
The chasm between the classifications that underlie efforts such as EOL, and phylogenetic trees being generated by systema...
 
Nobody cares
<ul><li>Identifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul>
 
Catalogue of Life will issue another release, complete with much fanfare. The LSIDs will continue to fail. …Nobody will ca...
urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:ecaa85e8-0cc1-11e0-9fbc-0ca92ce1e3cc:col20101221 <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=&quot;http://www.w3...
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Why have DOIs?
Link rot
Refs
 
 
Benefits of DOIs <ul><li>Stable, reusable identifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal branding </li></ul><ul><li>Someone to comp...
users WTF?
 
Wikis
The major databases will continue to be riddled with errors …databases will make no (serious) effort to fix these 7
No major database effort will adopt wikis 8
Why take wikis seriously?
Wikipedia takes the scientific literature seriously
Finn Årup Nielsen  (arXiv:0705.2106v1) Australian Systematic Botany Nature Science
Linked data (The future of the web, and always will be…)
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/species/Komodo_dragon
Other fields use Wikipedia
GeneWiki Huss et al.  2008 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060175
Google search on gene names Huss et al.  2008 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060175
 
Caveats
Authorship
Versions 1 2 3 4 History flow
Afrotheria
Controversy
 
Physeter catodon Physeter macrocephalus
 
We should follow MSW3, as it is what is used in nearly all other mammal articles on Wikipedia. UtherSRG (talk)
Nope. The MSW3 is in error in this case. It will stay as  macrocephalus . Tag! You're it. Jonas Poole (talk)
Please stop. MSW3 is the defacto standard used in the majority of mammal articles … so MSW3 stands. - UtherSRG (talk)
So, basically its your fucking bible? Well, I'm a man of little faith. I'll be reverting it back. You, my friend, may stop...
Yes, contradiction, because I *had* listed  macrocephalus  as a synonym. … So, since you say that that is acceptable, I'll...
That's not what I said you fucking piece of shit. I'm reverting it back to  macrocephalus  asshole. Damn you fucking cunt....
Wow. Seriously consider taking a Wikivacation to cool off, man. Your heat is way above this conflict. - UtherSRG (talk)
WikiLinks
http://ispecies.org Text Genomics Map Images Literature Isthmohyla rivularis is a rare species of frog in the Hylidae fami...
 
 
http://iphylo.org/linkout
NCBI Wikipedia NCBI Wikipedia NCBI Wikipedia exact synonym redirect exact exact
53,000
 
ray2
53,000 ?
Against Guidelines Unfortunately the newbie  User:Rdmpage  suggested something, that is against guidelines ... Enforce som...
I love Wikipedia…
… Wikipedia doesn’t love me.
http://iphylo.org/linkout
 
Literature that is not online will cease to be read.  Taxonomic groups where the literature is not online will effectively...
Taxonomic exceptionalism
 
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., (4) 19, 147 “microcitations”
 
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., (4) 19, 147. Descriptions of new genera and species of New-Zealand Coleoptera - Part IV  by F P Pasc...
Bibliography of Life
www.mendeley.com
 
 
 
BHL Europe
 
Information wants to be free.
Information wants to be expensive.
Data providers such as Thomson Reuters (Index of Organism Names) will continue to clutch to debilitating notions of “intel...
www.theplantlist.org
You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work
iphylo.org/~rpage/theplantlist
taxonomist users
taxonomist users
taxonomist users
taxonomist users
taxonomist users
taxonomist users
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  1. 1. Why aren’t we there yet? Rod Page
  2. 3. 10 predictions
  3. 4. The Encyclopedia of Life will continue it's slow decline into irrelevance. …Nobody will care, as we have Wikipedia. 1
  4. 5. Catalogue of Life will issue another release, complete with much fanfare. The LSIDs will continue to fail. …nobody will care. 2
  5. 6. There will be much talk of integrating biodiversity data …nothing of significance in this area will happen. 3
  6. 7. For most young scientists GenBank will be the dominant source of information about biodiversity. …if it hasn't been sequenced, they won't care about it. 4
  7. 8. DNA barcoding by itself will become boring... 5
  8. 9. Literature that is not online will cease to be read. Taxonomic groups where the literature is not online will effectively cease to be studied. 6
  9. 10. The major databases will continue to be riddled with errors …databases will make no (serious) effort to fix these 7
  10. 11. No major database effort will adopt wikis 8
  11. 12. Data providers such as Thomson Reuters (Index of Organism Names) will continue to clutch to debilitating notions of “intellectual property” 9
  12. 13. The chasm between the classifications that underlie efforts such as EOL, and phylogenetic trees being generated by systematists will grow. …Neither community will care. 10
  13. 15. Nobody cares
  14. 16. <ul><li>Identifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul>
  15. 18. Catalogue of Life will issue another release, complete with much fanfare. The LSIDs will continue to fail. …Nobody will care. 2
  16. 19. urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:ecaa85e8-0cc1-11e0-9fbc-0ca92ce1e3cc:col20101221 <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#&quot;xmlns:TaxonName=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#&quot;xmlns:TaxonRank=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonRank#&quot;xmlns:PublicationCitation=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/PublicationCitation#&quot;xmlns:Common=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/Common#&quot;xmlns:Collection=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/Collection#&quot;xmlns:Institution=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/Institution#&quot;xmlns:dc=&quot;http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/&quot;xmlns:TaxonConcept=&quot;http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonConcept#&quot;> </rdf:RDF>
  17. 20. Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  18. 21. Why have DOIs?
  19. 22. Link rot
  20. 23. Refs
  21. 26. Benefits of DOIs <ul><li>Stable, reusable identifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal branding </li></ul><ul><li>Someone to complain to if a DOI breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata about what DOI identifies </li></ul><ul><li>Find DOI for object </li></ul><ul><li>Links between DOIs (= citation) </li></ul>
  22. 27. users WTF?
  23. 29. Wikis
  24. 30. The major databases will continue to be riddled with errors …databases will make no (serious) effort to fix these 7
  25. 31. No major database effort will adopt wikis 8
  26. 32. Why take wikis seriously?
  27. 33. Wikipedia takes the scientific literature seriously
  28. 34. Finn Årup Nielsen (arXiv:0705.2106v1) Australian Systematic Botany Nature Science
  29. 35. Linked data (The future of the web, and always will be…)
  30. 37. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/species/Komodo_dragon
  31. 38. Other fields use Wikipedia
  32. 39. GeneWiki Huss et al. 2008 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060175
  33. 40. Google search on gene names Huss et al. 2008 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060175
  34. 42. Caveats
  35. 43. Authorship
  36. 44. Versions 1 2 3 4 History flow
  37. 45. Afrotheria
  38. 46. Controversy
  39. 48. Physeter catodon Physeter macrocephalus
  40. 50. We should follow MSW3, as it is what is used in nearly all other mammal articles on Wikipedia. UtherSRG (talk)
  41. 51. Nope. The MSW3 is in error in this case. It will stay as macrocephalus . Tag! You're it. Jonas Poole (talk)
  42. 52. Please stop. MSW3 is the defacto standard used in the majority of mammal articles … so MSW3 stands. - UtherSRG (talk)
  43. 53. So, basically its your fucking bible? Well, I'm a man of little faith. I'll be reverting it back. You, my friend, may stop reverting it. It's quite annoying. Jonas Poole (talk)
  44. 54. Yes, contradiction, because I *had* listed macrocephalus as a synonym. … So, since you say that that is acceptable, I'll restore it to be that way. - UtherSRG (talk)
  45. 55. That's not what I said you fucking piece of shit. I'm reverting it back to macrocephalus asshole. Damn you fucking cunt. Jonas Poole (talk)
  46. 56. Wow. Seriously consider taking a Wikivacation to cool off, man. Your heat is way above this conflict. - UtherSRG (talk)
  47. 57. WikiLinks
  48. 58. http://ispecies.org Text Genomics Map Images Literature Isthmohyla rivularis is a rare species of frog in the Hylidae family. It is found on along fast-moving, clear streams of the lower and pre-montane rainforest slopes in Costa Rica and western Panama, from . It is threatened by habitat loss. The species was thought to have become extinct in the late 1980s. In 2007, it was re-discovered in the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, and a female was spotted in 2008.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7609780.stm ...
  49. 61. http://iphylo.org/linkout
  50. 62. NCBI Wikipedia NCBI Wikipedia NCBI Wikipedia exact synonym redirect exact exact
  51. 63. 53,000
  52. 65. ray2
  53. 66. 53,000 ?
  54. 67. Against Guidelines Unfortunately the newbie User:Rdmpage suggested something, that is against guidelines ... Enforce something against guidelines has no chance. Guidelines are long term used standards, that we all should respect.
  55. 68. I love Wikipedia…
  56. 69. … Wikipedia doesn’t love me.
  57. 70. http://iphylo.org/linkout
  58. 72. Literature that is not online will cease to be read. Taxonomic groups where the literature is not online will effectively cease to be studied. 6
  59. 73. Taxonomic exceptionalism
  60. 75. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., (4) 19, 147 “microcitations”
  61. 77. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., (4) 19, 147. Descriptions of new genera and species of New-Zealand Coleoptera - Part IV by F P Pascoe Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 19: 140-147 (1877)
  62. 78. Bibliography of Life
  63. 79. www.mendeley.com
  64. 83. BHL Europe
  65. 85. Information wants to be free.
  66. 86. Information wants to be expensive.
  67. 87. Data providers such as Thomson Reuters (Index of Organism Names) will continue to clutch to debilitating notions of “intellectual property” 9
  68. 88. www.theplantlist.org
  69. 89. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work
  70. 90. iphylo.org/~rpage/theplantlist
  71. 91. taxonomist users
  72. 92. taxonomist users
  73. 93. taxonomist users
  74. 94. taxonomist users
  75. 95. taxonomist users
  76. 96. taxonomist users

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