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Data standards, sense and stability: Scratchpads, the ICZN and ZooBank

Submitted by edwbaker on Wed, 2014-05-28 17:49

Publication Type:

Journal Article


ZooKeys, Volume 150, p.167-176 (2011)



BioCode, BioStor, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, Global Names Architecture, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, Scratchpads, ZooBank


The International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature has used the Scratchpads platform (currently being developed and maintained by ViBRANT) as the foundation for its redesigned website and as a platform for engaging with its users. The existing Scratchpad tools, with extensions to provide additional functions, have allowed for a major transformation in presentation of linked nomenclatural tools. Continued development of the new website will act as a springboard for the ICZN to participate more fully in the wider community of biodiversity informatics.


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