Monday, 9 August 2010

Zookeys and Cybertaxonomy

Taxonomy is changing... Rather, the way that taxonomy is done is undergoing large shifts from the traditional way thanks to the advent of the internet. A recent Zookeys special issue published a couple of forum papers showing how data presented online in Scratchpads can be nigh-on automatically converted into a publishable document in Zookeys.

While my previous comments on Scratchpads were less than complementary, this application of them is pretty cool. Whether or not it will completely streamline the process of publication more than the usual is another question, but it will be interesting to see.

1 comment:

Samuel Brown said...

Rod Page, who knows a lot more about the technical aspects behind all this than I do, wrote about this ZooKeys issue in his blog post ZooKeys publishes articles of the future.