PublicationBank, Policy/Best Practice
rhuber at WDC-MARE.ORG
Tue Feb 28 14:14:31 CET 2006
Avoiding duplicate efforts does of course make sense, but a bit of
'competition' is also quite useful when e.g. for QC in the data
Having this data in two dbs might therefore be an excellent chance to
test the integrity of data? Or better: can give a general estimate on
the _possible_ integrity of such data?
I'm pretty sure typos, wrong spelling etc will occur on every such service,
as e.g. nobody can expect a person typing all that names speaks all the
used languages, or think of character encoding problems etc..
I agree with Chuck that duplication is OK if there are only duplicates
and no variants..
> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Taxonomic Databases Working Group GUID Project
> [mailto:TDWG-GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU]Im Auftrag von Sally Hinchcliffe
> Gesendet: Montag, 27. Februar 2006 17:50
> An: TDWG-GUID at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU
> Betreff: Re: PublicationBank, Policy/Best Practice
> Hi - regarding author names, I'm a little worried about duplication
> of effort here
> for botanical authors (plus fungal authors and other authors of algae
> and groups not included in the scope of IPNI proper) the authors
> served by IPNI cover the original Brummitt & Powell authors plus
> Harvard's Authors and it continues to be kept up to date and added to
> on a daily basis. The 'Brummitt & Powell' form is the TDWG standard
> for citing botanical authors.
> I hope uBio aren't reinventing the wheel here ... we can certainly do
> more at IPNI to publicise this & to make web services and so on
> available but I would hate to think this data is being compiled and
> kept up to date in more than one place.
> t=query&ret_defaults=on for the authors in IPNI
> For publications we too, like many other databases that use
> publications and references, have a publications table that more or
> less covers electronically what BPH and Taxonomic Literature do on
> paper. This was compiled originally by Harvard. and is available at
> I'd love for us to be tapping into some centrally available
> 'publication bank' that we could use in IPNI instead of our own
> internal lists & if this is web servicable would hopefully be looking
> to integrating it in via that rather than keeping copies of our own
> > Dear Dr. Huber: We are interested in being part of the conversation
> > on PublicationBank.
> > One area we are interested in is the resolution of abbreviated and
> > lexical forms of citations and I would think this would have to be a
> > component of a more fundamental publicationBank resolution system.
> > Issues of integrating citations have arisen in the digital conversion
> > of taxonomic catalogs. We have successfully completed Nomenclator
> > Zoologicus and are now working on Index Animalium. Resolving
> > citations is a priority because it can identify high-impact
> > candidates for future digital conversion, link different cited forms
> > to a common source, and provide a foundation for referencing
> > bibliographic components of taxonomic circumscriptions. Between the
> > two sources we have over 800,000 citations references as a starting
> > point. I know this issue is also of interest with our library
> > colleagues at the Smithsonian.
> > We have a similar issue with author names annotating taxon names and
> > have an web service in place for resolving them. At the moment this
> > is populated primarily with botanical authors but as we post-process
> > Sherborne and Neave we will likely be adding many thousands of
> > zoological authors.
> > http://uio.mbl.edu/authors/info.php
> > Regards,
> > David Remsen
> > On Feb 27, 2006, at 6:23 AM, Robert Huber wrote:
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > To my earlier email on PublicationBank I got no resonse, so I
> > > assume no
> > > earlier
> > > attempts or discussion on this topic have been started yet?
> > >
> > > A pragmatic starting point for PublicationBank (PB)would be to use the
> > > literature
> > > entries of the existing LSID authorities databases to initially
> > > populate PB
> > > with
> > > GUIDs.
> > > To get the appropriate GUIDs we ideally would have access to
> > > services from
> > > the publishers, databases such as PubMed or the DOI foundation
> > > (crossref).
> > >
> > > I called these services Bibliographic Query Resolver and just
> > > started to
> > > search
> > > the web for potential candidates. Results are here:
> > >
> > > http://wiki.gbif.org/guidwiki/wikka.php?
> > > wakka=BibliographicQueryResolver
> > >
> > >
> > > Bibliographic Query Resolver
> > > Accepts bibliographic meta-data and returns the corresponding GUID
> > > (e.g.
> > > DOI, LSID)
> > >
> > > * CrossRef offers a variety of possibilities to resolve DOIs. More
> > > information can be found at CrossRefs query spec pages. The DOI link
> > > directly redirects to the online document (subscription dependent) or
> > > abstract.
> > > * PudMed offers a 'Batch Citation Matcher' to retrieve a PMID
> > > which can
> > > be completed as LSID?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > best regards,
> > > Robert
> > >
> > > Dr. Robert Huber
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> *** Sally Hinchcliffe
> *** Computer section, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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