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      started  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
    • how can I make a note that an article is not complete?

      how can I make a note that an article is not complete? See e.g Fuhrmann

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      • Get a captcha service that works! I can't correct a huge error!

        I typed in the two words 10 times, listened to a minute of nonsense and still am unable to fix a taxonomic term.

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          The recaptcha API has changed, breaking the form. I’ll investigating fixing this. Meantime if you need to edit something and have a Mendeley account you can log in and fix the problem, or leave a comment on the page with the error and I will fix the problem.

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            • Make taxonomic coverage link to articles

              When you get to the end of the taxonomic tree it shows 1,2,3 or whatever references, but no link to the actual references. (On safari anyway). Suggest adding it (possibly higher taxa too) as a side-table as you browse.

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                planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
              • Support discontinuous page ranges

                Jeffreys, J. G. (1859). "Further gleanings in British Conchology." Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3)3: 30-43, 106-120. It could, of course, be treated as though it were two articles, but this gets cumbersome when an article has numerous continuations.

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                • make the hierarchy next to the treemap interactive

                  so you can use it to navigate upwards

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                  • Make possible submission of bulk citations enriching set of articles for given field

                    Being able to submit plain text version of a bibliography with wide coverage for a given field of study (say taxonomy of a genus or family) would add batches of known articles to the set already known to the system. Any one-time processing of such articles would be performed in a "batch mode" improving statistics for the areas for which such bibliographies were submitted. Searches for information on individual taxa would be linked to a (nearly) maximal set of articles. in literature which is otherwise difficult to access. When a nomenclator is constructed (for example) all the articles utilized should…

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                    • 2 votes
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                      • Fix pagination bug for http://biostor.org/reference/1251

                        The pagination in this reference doesn't match that in BHL itself.

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                        • Be able to search for codens and indications of type material

                          For example in the following text (from http://phasmid-study-group.org/content/Catalogue-type-material-insect-order-Phasmatodea-deposited-Museum-fiir-Tierkunde-Dresden-Ger) you would be able to find that SMTD has a holotype of acheola

                          acheloa Gunther, 1940a: 496 fig. 19 [Libethra] [9, Rio Tacana.] SMTD [27] HT: Female, Tacana, Brasilien, Waehl1er leg., Y. preto, S. Waehner leg.; 1939 I [Rugosolibethra acheloa (Gunther, 1940)]

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                            I’m planning to do something like this. Initially I’ll look at extracting specimen codes (which include museum codes), mainly because I’m interested in citation of museum specimens, but also because if the specimens are georeferenced we can then georeference taxa and publications about those taxa.

                          • Need to handle articles with same first page in same volume

                            OpenURL search fails if more than one article with same start page exists in same volume. For example, given that we have http://biostor.org/reference/14149

                            Proceedings of the United States National Museum 122(3598): 1-5 (1967)

                            I can't add http://biostor.org/openurl.php?genre=article&atitle=New+cyclopoid+copepods+associated+with+the+coral+Psammocora+contigua+%28Esper%29+in+Madagascar&title=Proc+U+S+National+Museum&series=&volume=122&issue=3586&spage=1&epage=32&year=1967&doi=&url=

                            as OpenURL returns the first reference.

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                              First attempt to deal with this adds check that ending page (epage) and issue (“issue”) in database match OpenURL query. If OpenURL string has issue, and this matches the one in the database then we accept the match. If ending pages match, we check that titles have > 90% match (if OpenURL atitle field is set).

                            • Need to handle books

                              Need to be able to search, edit, and store books. For example,

                              Rodrıguez, L.O., and W.E. Duellman. 1994. Guide to the frogs of the Iquitos region, Amazonian Peru. The University of Kansas Natural History Museum Special Publication 22: 1–80

                              is in BHL as http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/title/7937 (ISBN 0-89338-047-4). To find this we need to handle title searches.

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                              • Add tag editor so we can add missing taxonomic names

                                Could have a way of indicating whether name was new

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                                • Support plates

                                  In older literature plates (illustrations) may occur at theendof a paper (or the end of the volume) after the regular pagination. Need a way to store information about plate.

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                                    planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add paging to the search result page

                                    A search for 'Coleoptera' gives >500 results. See http://biostor.org/name/2725091

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                                      Damn those pesky insects. Yes, paging is clearly needed, as is some way of ordering the results by “relevance”. Taxonomic coverage may be a useful criterion — presumably if you search for a higher taxon name you’d like the top hits to be articles that cover a lot of that taxon, rather than, say, a single species.

                                    • Add RDF export

                                      Add RDF export option, using vocabularies such as Dublin Core, Bibio, and PRISM.

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                                      • Handle monographs and books with ISBN

                                        Need to handle monographs and books, using ISBNs.

                                        For example, http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/53413 has ISBN 0940228246 (ISBN13 9780940228245), and even though it is part of a series (MEMOIRS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES) the series doesn't have an ISSN

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                                        • Extract citations from OCR text

                                          Develop algorithms to extract "literature cited" section from text and parse citations.

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