Presentation on theme: "Towards a common approach to electronic Australasian floras CHAH/HISCOM Workshop 3-4 December 2007."— Presentation transcript:
Towards a common approach to electronic Australasian floras CHAH/HISCOM Workshop 3-4 December 2007
Why collaborate Lessons of collaborations by herbaria Long tradition in Australasian herbaria Central Australian Flora, Flora of Australia, State Floras In IT HISPID HISCOM Australia’s Virtual Herbarium Shoestring AVH partly AVH2/EWS (Weeds CRC) AVH Data Capture project - NHT Australian Plant Census (APC) – Cwlth DEW GBIF/TDWG Species Profiles – weeds, EPBC act (Cwlth DEW) Museums – Herbaria: Atlas of Living Australia (NCRIS)
Aims of meeting Seek collaboration in Efloras Why the urgency Raised early in 2007 CHAH phone hookup in June/July 2007 CHAH at AGM in September 2007 agreed to this meeting on basis of current eFlora projects: Existing eFlora pushes My driver: Flora of South Australia Also Marine Flora of WA To wait for ALA may take longer than anticipate – already delays
Aims of meeting Outcomes of collaboration in Efloras Sharing of ideas improved approaches Ensure against going down cul de sacs Cost savings Avoiding double handling Develop a roadmap for a common approach resolution – only as much as we can provide Data standard for interchange Cf. AVH – each specimen database differs HISPID5 data dictionary cf. APC – traditional – are our censuses compatible?
What we don’t want Don’t lose sight of current global developments GBIF/TDWG Encyclopedia of Life Other global projects – Species Plantarum The rich potential of the Atlas of Living Australia project