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08. November 2017

Expanded access to images in the Biodiversity Literature Repository

The Biodiversity Literature Repository at Zenodo is holding now over 160,000 figures originally included in scientific publications and is daily updated. Each image is open access. It has a link to the original source – also...[more]


04. October 2017

Measuring the impact of digital specimens: persistent identifiers in scientific publications need be uniform

Digitizing specimens and measuring the impact of science is increasingly important in Open Science. ICEDIG and DiSSCo, two large new projects, join iDigBio in digitizing specimens in natural history collections in Europe and the...[more]


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]


Events

19. October 2017

November 23, 2017. Research Integrity and Open Data: Perspectives from Europe and Switzerland

In this event we will discuss current tendencies on Research Integrity and Open Data. On a European level, the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 fosters these concepts in the areas Research Infrastructure and Science with and for...[more]