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From documents to datasets: A MediaWiki-based method of annotating and extracting species observations in century-old field notebooks

Latest version published on Apr 4, 2017
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This record set is derived from the Field Notebooks (1-3) of Junius Henderson and is published as companion to the paper, "From documents to datasets: A MediaWiki-based method of annotating and extracting species observations in century-old field notebooks." The result of the work described in the paper is the identification and mobilization of 1068 observations that have been vetted, specifically to provide valid taxon names where possible, via a process we call “taxonomic referencing.”

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,068 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Thomer, A, G. Vaidya, R. Guralnick, D. Bloom and L. Russell [submitted]. From documents to datasets: A MediaWiki-based method of annotating and extracting species observations in century-old field notebooks. Zookeys.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

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Keywords

Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Gaurav Vaidya
University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rob Guralnick
University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Who filled in the metadata:

Andrea Thomer
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Andrea Thomer
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Author
Gaurav Vaidya
University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Author
Rob Guralnick
University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Author
David Bloom
University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Author
Laura Russell
University of Kansas, KU Biodiversity Institute

Geographic Coverage

Taxon occurrences extracted from field notes of Junius Henderson as he traveled through Colorado.

Bounding Coordinates South West [30.57, -109.49], North East [41.14, -101.62]

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period All observations in Henderson Field Notebooks 1-3 occur from 1905-1909

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=hendersonnotebooks1-3