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Bibliography of Life: a freely accessible bibliography of every taxonomic paper ever published

King, David and Morse, David (2013). Bibliography of Life: a freely accessible bibliography of every taxonomic paper ever published. In: Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013, 3-6 Sep 2013, CNR & La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

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The underlying principle of the Bibliography of Life is to provide taxonomists and others with a freely accessible bibliography covering the whole of life. Such a bibliography had been achieved for specific study areas within taxonomy, but not for “life” as a whole.

Now the EU FP7 ViBRANT project has progressed the Bibliography of Life and produced the two components needed to realize this concept - RefBank and ReFinder. RefBank is a network of servers to store, deduplicate and parse bibliographic references. ReFinder is designed to discover and download references from a wide range of open access online bibliographies, such as CrossRef, PubMed, Mendeley, Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), RefBank, Biostore, Bionames and others. Demonstrations of these two components are being run as part of BIH2013.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 ViBRANT
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
ViBRANTRI-261532European Union 7th Framework Programme within the Research Infrastructures group
Keywords: bibliography of life; bibliography management; RefBank; ReFinder
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 38395
Depositing User: David King
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 20:57
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