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1 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney New South Wales Flora Online Karen Wilson and Gary Chapple

2 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online  Part of PlantNET, the Gardens website for information on New South Wales plants

3 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online  Part of PlantNET, the Gardens website for information on New South Wales plants  PlantNET provides descriptions, distribution, conservation and weed status, identification keys, images, illustrations, links to other sites

4 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney

5 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online Based on the hardcopy Flora of New South Wales (ed. GJ Harden; edition 1: 4 volumes, ; edition 2: vols 1 & 2, 2000 & 2002)

6 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online Based on the hardcopy Flora of New South Wales (ed. GJ Harden; edition 1: 4 volumes, ; edition 2: vols 1 & 2, 2000 & 2002) Differs from Flora of Australia, Flora Iberica and Flora of China in that the hardcopy Flora was complete before digitising started

7 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - content Handbook-style Flora, not monographic like Flora of Australia – no typification, bibliography, specimens

8 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - content Handbook-style Flora, not monographic like Flora of Australia – no typification, bibliography, specimens 6363 spp. in 1993; about 7500 spp. now (new naturalisations more than new spp.)

9 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney

10 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney

11 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - content Text, keys, images from hardcopy Flora of New South Wales Added: hyperlinks to APNI, AVH, APG, Noxious Weeds site, Threatened Spp site

12 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - content Text, keys, images from hardcopy Flora of New South Wales Added: hyperlinks to APNI, AVH, APG, Noxious Weeds site, Threatened Spp site Added: images (drawings and photos), conservation and noxious weed status, maps, ecology (Sydney region only)

13 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - structure Data are stored in KE-EMu database, NSW Collections, used for our herbarium and Gardens specimens Stored in the Catalogue, Taxonomy and Multimedia modules

14 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - structure Text transferred to the webserver as delimited text files – an automatic weekly extract from EMu db using CRON/Perl

15 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - structure Text transferred to the webserver as delimited text files – an automatic weekly extract from EMu db using CRON/Perl Locality point data (dots on maps) transferred to webserver in a PostgreS database

16 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - structure Images managed with ImageMagic Text + maps + images brought together with Perl CGI scripts to produce Flora webpages

17 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online Designed, written and implemented by Ken Hill, with later input from Linn Linn Lee on page design

18 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online Designed, written and implemented by Ken Hill, with later input from Linn Linn Lee on page design Went on-line 2004 Further development since then by Wayne Cherry and Gary Chapple

19 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - issues Maintenance /updating – rely on botanical curators to keep herbarium and the Flora synchronised – not always up to date!

20 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - issues Maintenance /updating – rely on botanical curators to keep herbarium and the Flora synchronised – not always up to date! Would a DELTA-type data matrix make it easier to update text and create interactive keys?

21 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online - issues Maintenance /updating – rely on botanical curators to keep herbarium and the Flora synchronised – not always up to date! Would a DELTA-type data matrix make it easier to update text and create interactive keys? Keeping users informed of changes (weeds, conservation status, nomenclatural changes) – RSS feeds?

22 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online – to add Links to relevant papers in Telopea & Cunninghamia Information on uses (e.g. indigenous) of plants

23 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online – to add Links to relevant papers in Telopea & Cunninghamia Information on uses (e.g. indigenous) of plants More images – types + 1 representative specimen per species + plants in the field

24 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online – to add Links to relevant papers in Telopea & Cunninghamia Information on uses (e.g. indigenous) of plants More images – types + 1 representative specimen per species + plants in the field

25 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online – future Add LSIDs Update family delimitations in line with APG Add bryophytes, lichens, algae? Extra funding needed for this Add access to our specimen records for registered users?

26 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online – future Extra staff (at least 2) needed for long term maintenance of the project

27 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online – future Extra staff (at least 2) needed for long term maintenance of the project Review data acquisition, storage, maintenance and presentation on the Web next year Consider any changes needed to contribute to ALA /link to other CHAH eFloras

28 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney

29 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney

30 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online

31 National Herbarium of New South Wales Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney NSW Flora Online


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