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Botanical Cyberinfrastructure: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives

Cellinese, Nico [1], Prather, L. Alan [2].

Botanical Cyberinfrastructure: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives.

DEVELOPMENT of cyberinfrastructure is a critical topic of interest for all scientific fields, especially natural history collections. Funding agencies are placing significant resources into cyberinfrastructure over the next decade. This symposium will provide a forum where topics relating to botanical cyberinfrastrucure are considered together. It will provide an opportunity for systematists to gain a more fully developed perspective of biological standards, databases, and georeferencing, and how research and development in these subjects add value to systematics. Informatics research provides tools for data access, data analysis, and electronic publication by linking pertinent technologies. This will be the first time that people with expertise in each of these areas will be made available together at the botany meetings. Therefore, this will be an unparalleled opportunity to present and discuss the active and emerging issues related to databases. A broad array of speakers will cover a range of actively developing cyberinfrastructure topics from standards, databasing, georeferencing and related current initiatives. This symposium is co-sponsored by BSA and ASPT.


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1 - Yale University, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Botany Division, Po Box 208118, New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8118, USA
2 - Michigan State University, Department of Plant Biology, Herbarium, 166 Plant Biology Wilson Road, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824-1312, USA

Keywords:
cyberinfrastructure
collections
standards
Herbaria.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: 4-1
Location: 206/Performing Arts Center
Date: Monday, July 31st, 2006
Time: 8:00 AM
Abstract ID:745


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