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25. August 2017

Horizon 2020 award to ICEDIG /DiSSCo

(Leif Schulman and Hannu Saarenmaa, University of Helsinki) The project proposal ICEDIG was favourably evaluated by the European Commission. ICEDIG stands for ‘Innovation and Consolidation for large-scale Digitisation of natural...[more]


28. June 2017

New Plazi Flyer

Our new Plazi flyer is now avaialble for download.

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08. May 2017

Plazi 2016 publications mining statistics

2016 has been the first full year when Plazi had a fully automated data mining process implemented and running. This includes the export of the illustrations to the Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR) and bibliographic...[more]


07. March 2017

"Copyright and the Use of Images as Biodiversity Data" published

There is considerable uncertainty within the taxonomic community as to how to re-use images that were included in taxonomic publications, especially in regard to whether copyright applies. This article deals with the principles...[more]


31. January 2017

100,000 digital objects uploaded to BLR

Today at 17:29 we reached a milestone by uploading the 100.000th digital object to the Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR). This object, an illustration of the male genitalia for Stactobiella biramosa is one of currently...[more]


27. January 2017

WeScientistsShapeScience: Alternative Publications

Following are my thoughts from the first day of the workshop "Alternative Publications" at the very attended WeScientistsShapeScience workshop in Bern.

Publications exist as the prime means to communicate...[more]


Events

20. September 2017

September 20, 2017. Linked Data Switzerland Workshop, Bern, Switzerland

This workshop brings together the different actors of Linked Data in Switzerland, from data owners to technicians. The general goal is to help synergies, with a specific focus this year to propose solutions for some identified...[more]