Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Paleontologists enter the web period

After James Landell circulated 'An Open Letter in Support of Digital Data Archiving' via the paleonet list server, a quite controversal discussion followed. This thread included almost any kind of paranoia you would expect to hear if someone asks a group of pre-web scientists to share their data.

Anyway, this letter apparantly had significant impact and NATURE editors now hope that 'Fossil data enter the web period'.. hopefully paleontologists will follow;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Welcome in the post-taxonomic world

Rod Page reports on the growing number of unclassified and 'name less' GenBank entries in is new post 'Dark taxa: GenBank in a post-taxonomic world'.