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08. January 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

2017 has been a productive year at Plazi.  

9,601 articles have been processed from 173 different journals resulting in 82,082 taxonomic treatments, 62,958 scientific figures uploaded to the Biodiversity Literature...[more]

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.


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]


29. January 2018

March 5-6, 2018. Transforming natural sciences collections for the digital age. Helsinki, Finland

At the Transforming natural sciences collections for the digital age conference, ICEDIG will be officially launched. The second day is devoted to the public to put ICEDIG into the wider context of digitizing and making the...[more]

30. January 2018

March 7, 2018, 9:00 - 12:30. 3rd Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference. Helsinki, Finland

At the 3rd Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference, Plazi will talk in the symposium Linking the digitalisation efforts of natural sciences and humanties about the use of persitent identifiers to link digitized...[more]