Integrating specimen databases and revisionary systematics

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 5:16pm -- dpaul
TitleIntegrating specimen databases and revisionary systematics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSchuh, Randall T.
Start Page255
Issue(Special Issue)
Date Published07/2012
KeywordsEF-1115210, revisionary systematics, specimen databases, WorkFlows
AbstractArguments are presented for the merit of integrating specimen databases into the practice of revisionary systematics. Work flows, data connections, data outputs, and data standardization are enumerated as critical aspects of such integration. Background information is provided on the use of “barcodes” as unique specimen identifiers and on methods for efficient data capture. Examples are provided on how to achieve efficient workflows and data standardization, as well as data outputs and data integration.
Refereed DesignationRefereed