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Ah,

I see these questions are answered here:

http://www.canadensys.net/publication/data-publication-guide

this first criterion is a doozy to the GenBank for specimens idea:

"You are associated with a Canadian collection or organization."

-Derek





On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 10:45 AM, Derek Sikes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Colin,
>
> Can you elaborate on this service that Canadensys provides individual
> researchers? Is anyone capable of submitting data in this manner?
>
> What if the number of taxonomists wanting to share data this way starts
> growing exponentially?
>
> Is this an attempt to create a 'GenBank for specimen data' sensu Meier &
> Dikow 2004?
>
> -Derek
>
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 4:12 AM, Colin Favret <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Nico,
>>
>> Canadensys publishes specimen datasets from individual researchers that
>> are tagged with a DOI and pushed on to GBIF. For example, Marla Schwarzfeld
>> has a dataset <http://doi.org/10.5886/y2bbsq5> that includes specimens
>> from multiple institutions tagged with a variety of unique identifiers,
>> including her own.
>>
>> Cheer, Colin
>>
>> Colin Favret
>> ​, ​
>> Université de Montréal
>> ​
>> <http://favret.aphidnet.org/>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 1:35 AM, Nico Franz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you, all.
>>>
>>>    Sorry I dropped the ball there for a few days. I received several
>>> interesting off-line answers in addition.
>>>
>>>    I think I should also try to clarify. First off, for the (some)
>>> botanists - in entomology there is much less of a tradition of "creating
>>> duplicates" (of purportedly the same individual..thinking about branches of
>>> an oak tree here). Insect specimens overwhelmingly remain and travel
>>> "entire" (even following dissection). I hope that distinction is fair
>>> enough to most.
>>>
>>>    Here is the conflict, as simple as I can state it. There is an
>>> institution that the specimens ultimately belong to, and that loans them
>>> out to a researcher. Then there is a researcher, not affiliated with the
>>> institution, who right now has resources and arguably needs to "publish"
>>> the specimens via iDigBio, GBIF, etc. (as well as other outlets such as a
>>> research journal).
>>>
>>>    Let's assume that the owning institution just really does not have
>>> the resources right now. Not even to put a locally unique specimen
>>> identifier on it (or, it does that, but there is no digital counterpart).
>>> And the researcher does. Beyond writing a kind, explanatory e-mail, and
>>> figuring things out (idiosyncratically), is there some more widespread
>>> accepted practice for resolving this conflict? Answering "I use this or
>>> that portal that I happen to have access to and which does it for me", is
>>> not really a generally applicable answer, right?
>>>
>>>    If not, should we as a community (in our most hopeful moments,
>>> anyway) consider creating one or more that are very open for contributions?
>>> Something like an open portal for digitizing and iDigBio-/GBIF-publishing
>>> research-relevant specimens of/for owner institutions that "just can't
>>> right now, sorry".
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Nico
>>>
>>> On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 7:11 PM, Gil Nelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi, Nico
>>>>
>>>> I am not exactly sure what you are looking for, but here is a link to a
>>>> set of community generated workflows for several disciplines.
>>>>
>>>> https://www.idigbio.org/content/workflow-modules-and-task-lists
>>>>
>>>> Are you looking for entomology workflows? If so, what groups in
>>>> particular? Katja Seltmann would also be a good resource for this.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>> Gil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/5/2016 1:56 PM, Nico Franz wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi all:
>>>>>
>>>>>    Is there a good reference (publication) I'm not aware of that
>>>>> guides one towards best practices for digitizing and
>>>>> iDigBio-/GBIF-publishing specimens from another source collection which has
>>>>> not yet done so, for the purpose of a revisionary project?
>>>>>
>>>>> Best, Nico
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Gil Nelson, PhD
>>>> Assistant Professor/Research
>>>> iDigBio Steering Committee
>>>> Integrated Digitized Biocollections
>>>> Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication
>>>> College of Communication and Information
>>>>
>>>> Courtesy Professor
>>>> Department of Biological Sciences
>>>> Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
>>>> Florida State University
>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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Associate Professor of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK   99775-6960

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