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|valign="top"|ABLS<br>
 
|valign="top"|ABLS<br>
 
|valign="top"|American Bryological &amp; Lichenological Society
 
|valign="top"|American Bryological &amp; Lichenological Society
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|valign="top"|http://www.abls.org/
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|valign="top"|The American Bryological and Lichenological Society was founded in 1898. It is an organization devoted to the scientific study of all aspects of the biology of bryophytes and lichen-forming fungi and is one of the nation's oldest botanical organizations.
  
 
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|valign="top"|http://www.chah.gov.au/apc/about-APC.html<br>  
 
|valign="top"|http://www.chah.gov.au/apc/about-APC.html<br>  
 
|valign="top"|Database of the accepted scientific names for the Australian vascular flora, both native and introduced, and lists synonyms and misapplications for these names<br>  
 
|valign="top"|Database of the accepted scientific names for the Australian vascular flora, both native and introduced, and lists synonyms and misapplications for these names<br>  
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|valign="top"|API<br>
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|valign="top"|Application Programming Interface<br>
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|valign="top"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface<br>http://api.idigbio.org/<br>
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|valign="top"|An Application Programming Interface provides a means for software components to interact with each other and generally hides the underlying complexity of the component or system providing the API. The iDigBio API is documented at [[iDigBio API]] <br>
  
 
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|valign="top"|ALA
 
|valign="top"|ALA
 
|valign="top"|Atlas of Living Austrailia
 
|valign="top"|Atlas of Living Austrailia
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|valign="top"|http://www.ala.org.au/
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|valign="top"|The Atlas of Living Australia (Atlas) contains information on all the known species in Australia aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities.
  
 
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|valign="top"|Audubon Core
 
|valign="top"|Audubon Core
 
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|valign="top"|http://species-id.net/wiki/Audubon_Core  
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|valign="top"|http://terms.tdwg.org/wiki/Audubon_Core  
 
|valign="top"|The Audubon Core is a set of vocabularies designed to represent metadata for biodiversity multimedia resources and collections. These vocabularies aim to represent information that will help to determine whether a particular resource or collection will be fit for some particular biodiversity science application before acquiring the media. Among others, the vocabularies address such concerns as the management of the media and collections, descriptions of their content, their taxonomic, geographic, and temporal coverage, and the appropriate ways to retrieve, attribute and reproduce them.  
 
|valign="top"|The Audubon Core is a set of vocabularies designed to represent metadata for biodiversity multimedia resources and collections. These vocabularies aim to represent information that will help to determine whether a particular resource or collection will be fit for some particular biodiversity science application before acquiring the media. Among others, the vocabularies address such concerns as the management of the media and collections, descriptions of their content, their taxonomic, geographic, and temporal coverage, and the appropriate ways to retrieve, attribute and reproduce them.  
  
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|valign="top"|Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)<br>
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|valign="top"|BISON<br>
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|valign="top"|Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation
|valign="top"|http://bison.ornl.gov/bisn/<br>  
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|valign="top"|http://bison.usgs.ornl.gov/<br>  
 
|valign="top"|An integrated and permanent resource for biological occurrence data from the United States. Product of the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Informatics Program. BISON allows users to explore and analyze U.S. species occurrence data from participating data providers.<br>  
 
|valign="top"|An integrated and permanent resource for biological occurrence data from the United States. Product of the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Informatics Program. BISON allows users to explore and analyze U.S. species occurrence data from participating data providers.<br>  
  
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|valign="top"|CalPhotos<br>
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|valign="top"|http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/<br>
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|valign="top"|CalPhotos is a collection of photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from around the world. A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to CalPhotos. Please be aware that these various contributors maintain copyright and follow the usage guidelines provided with each image.
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|valign="top"|CNABH<br>
 
|valign="top"|CNABH<br>
 
|valign="top"|Consortium of North American Bryothyte Herbaria<br>
 
|valign="top"|Consortium of North American Bryothyte Herbaria<br>
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|valign="top"|http://bryophyteportal.org/
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|valign="top"|The Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria (CNABH) was created to serve as a gateway to distributed data resources of interest to the taxonomic and environmental research community in North America.
  
 
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|valign="top"|CNALH<br>
 
|valign="top"|CNALH<br>
 
|valign="top"|Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria<br>
 
|valign="top"|Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria<br>
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|valign="top"|The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH) was created to serve as a gateway to distributed data resources of interest to the taxonomic and environmental research community in North America.
  
 
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|valign="top"|DwC<br>
 
|valign="top"|DwC<br>
 
|valign="top"|Darwin Core<br>
 
|valign="top"|Darwin Core<br>
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|valign="top"|http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm<br> http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/
 
|valign="top"|The Darwin Core is a body of standards. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing reference definitions, examples, and commentaries. The Darwin Core is primarily based on taxa, their occurrence in nature as documented by observations, specimens, and samples, and related information. Included are documents describing how these terms are managed, how the set of terms can be extended for new purposes, and how the terms can be used.<br>  
 
|valign="top"|The Darwin Core is a body of standards. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing reference definitions, examples, and commentaries. The Darwin Core is primarily based on taxa, their occurrence in nature as documented by observations, specimens, and samples, and related information. Included are documents describing how these terms are managed, how the set of terms can be extended for new purposes, and how the terms can be used.<br>  
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|valign="top"|DwC Terms<br>
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|valign="top"|Darwin Core Terms<br>
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|valign="top"|http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/<br>
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|valign="top"|The Darwin Core is a body of standards. This is the direct link to the Terms guide that provides a list of all current terms of the Darwin core. <br>
  
 
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|valign="top"|DataONE<br>
 
|valign="top"|DataONE<br>
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|valign="top"|Data Observation Network for Earth
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|valign="top"|https://www.dataone.org/
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|valign="top"|Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data.
  
 
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|valign="top"|DataTurbine<br>
 
|valign="top"|DataTurbine<br>
 
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|valign="top"|DataTurbine is a robust real-time streaming data engine that lets you quickly stream live data from experiments, labs, web cams and even Java enabled cell phones. It acts as a "black box" to which applications and devices send and receive data. Think of it as express delivery for your data, be it numbers, video, sound or text.
  
 
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|valign="top"|DBTNT<br>
 
|valign="top"|DBTNT<br>
 
|valign="top"|Database to Name and Taxa<br>
 
|valign="top"|Database to Name and Taxa<br>
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|valign="top"|http://hemiptera-databases.org/dbtnt/
 
|valign="top"|PostGreSQL relational database&nbsp;conceptual schema <br>  
 
|valign="top"|PostGreSQL relational database&nbsp;conceptual schema <br>  
  
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|valign="top"|GeotoolsGNA<br>
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|valign="top"|Geotools<br>
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|valign="top"|GeoTools The Open Source Java GIS Toolkit
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|valign="top"|GeoTools is an open source Java library that provides tools for geospatial data.
  
 
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|valign="top"|InvertNet<br>
 
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|valign="top"|InvertNet, one of the three Thematic Collection Networks (TCNs) funded in the first round of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) program, is tasked with providing digital access to ~60 million specimens housed in 22 arthropod (primarily insect) collections at institutions distributed throughout the upper midwestern USA.
  
  
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|valign="top"|http://www.africamuseum.be<br>  
 
|valign="top"|http://www.africamuseum.be<br>  
 
|valign="top"|As a research institute, the RMCA leads several scientific projects. Some 85 scientists and 150 students and trainees conduct research on an ever-changing continent of countless communities, lush forests, stark deserts, and unrivalled wildlife<br>  
 
|valign="top"|As a research institute, the RMCA leads several scientific projects. Some 85 scientists and 150 students and trainees conduct research on an ever-changing continent of countless communities, lush forests, stark deserts, and unrivalled wildlife<br>  
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|valign="top"|[[ScioQualis]]
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|valign="top"|https://scioqualis.com:1443/Default.aspx
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|valign="top"|A Natural History Collections Management Software in the Cloud.
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|valign="top"|[[ScioTR]]
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|valign="top"|A new touch-enabled Windows 8 app which integrates Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Natural Language Parsing (NLP), Model Strategies and crowdsourcing to provide an efficent workflow for capturing highly-structured data from images.
  
 
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|valign="top"|http://www.kew.org/ceb/sepasal/<br>  
 
|valign="top"|http://www.kew.org/ceb/sepasal/<br>  
 
|valign="top"|Database and enquiry service about useful "wild" and semi-domesticated plants of tropical and subtropical drylands, developed and maintained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.<br>  
 
|valign="top"|Database and enquiry service about useful "wild" and semi-domesticated plants of tropical and subtropical drylands, developed and maintained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.<br>  
 
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|valign="top"|Sparql<br>
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|valign="top"|SPARQL<br>
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|valign="top"|http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/
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|valign="top"|SPARQL is an RDF query language, that is, a query language for databases, able to retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework format.
  
 
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|valign="top"|Species 2000 is a "federation" of database organisations working closely with users, taxonomists and sponsoring agencies.
  
 
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|valign="top"|SYMBIOTA<br>
 
|valign="top"|SYMBIOTA<br>
 
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|The Symbiota Software Project is working towards building a library of webtools to aid biologists in establishing specimen based virtual floras and faunas.
  
 
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