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1 The Orthoptera Species File, a taxonomic database David Eades Illinois Natural History Survey Presented at the Natural History Museum, London, 15 January 2007

2 Priority goals for OSF version 2 1.Conform to good database design 2.Generalize the data structure to handle more taxonomic ranks 3.Add integrity checks and fix errors 4.Provide a more convenient user interface 5.Keep the data current with new research

3 Raised expectations 1.Better integration with Internet resources a.Adopt the classification of specimen depositories as provided by the Bishop Museum b.Adopt the geographic classification endorsed by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group c.Link to other websites and exchange data d.Provide data for large scale data aggregators 2.Expanded scope, kinds of data 3.Expanded scope, taxonomic groups

4 Raised expectations 1.Better integration with Internet resources 2.Expanded scope, kinds of data a.Provide interactive Internet keys for identification b.Generalize handling of specimen data c.Add more types of data 3.Expanded scope, taxonomic groups

5 Raised expectations 1.Better integration with Internet resources 2.Expanded scope, kinds of data 3.Expanded scope, taxonomic groups a.Phasmida Species File b.Blattodea Species File c.Others

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46 Acknowledgements Initial database provider Daniel Otte Initial Internet implementer Piotr Naskrecki Software group Marilyn Beckman, Rich Flood, Elizabeth Frank Orthoptera data group Holger Braun, María Marta Cigliano, Lesley Deem, Mike Maehr, Fay Mayer, Patti Peek Members of the Orthopterists Society as committee members, experts, and data providers


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