Friday, September 14, 2007

Discovered Bibliography by Scientific Name

We've released new functionality in Botanicus to allow users to search across all the scientific names we've indexed throughout our digital library and view a bibliography of occurrences - what we're tentatively calling a "discovered bibliography". To view in action, begin here:

http://www.botanicus.org/NameSearch.aspx

You can search by any taxonomic name, such as Poa annua, or Poaceae, to return results.

Next steps will be to allow users to search for a taxonomic name & return results for it and its synonyms, or taxa below. But before implementing that advanced functionality, we'd like to make sure this works well for a single taxonomic name. Please give it a try and leave comments below. --Chris Freeland

13 Comments:

At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because I'm new to this - I'd like to move the size of the side by side windows so that the resulting bibliography can be "squished" and the page view seen better.

It would be nice to see if any of my results are going to be plates but my assumption is that it is all text.

If there is only one result it would be nice not to have to click the plus sign to see the nesting result to the page since it is only a one page result -though the citation is nice to see.

Would it be too confusing to have a roll over that describes the title a bit more fully - so when I have what appears to be two listings when I "roll over" the titles a description appears that helps be distinguish between the two?

 
At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been visiting Botanicus since the beginning, and I would first like to thank you for the job you're doing, giving access to books we couldn't find otherwise !
I find this last tool is very useful to look for a particular species, seems to work well
Elisabeth George

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Naiad said...

First of all ,
Thank you very much for your kindness and the devotion of you for botany.

It is extremely useful tool !

 
At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,
very useful feature, but I dislike the fact that I can not browse to the title page of the article/work of which I found pages with the taxon name. Would this functionality be possible to be implemented?
Merry Xmas
Stefan (Dressler, Frankfurt/M, Senckenberg)

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,
very useful feature, but I dislike the fact, that I can not browse to the title page of the article/work. Could this functionality still be implemented?
Merry Xmas
Stefan (Dressler, Frankfurt/M.)

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow -- this is a great tool! I did a search for a genus I work on, and had a goldmine of important information at my fingertips. Thank you.

I found it frustrating that the list of species returned was capped at 100, and there seemed to be no way to get a list of those species that were not listed in the first 100? A full list would greatly enhance the usefulness of the search feature.

24 Feb 2008

 
At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Volker Bittrich said...

The possibility to search names in the digitized texts left us with the mouth open. Congratulations and a big thank you! This is a big step forward and saves us sooo much time. There are a lot of useless "biodiversity website" around, but this one is really precious.

Volker Bittrich, IB-UNICAMO

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Pjotr Lawant said...

Dear Chris,
You really implemented a formidable search tool to enable the scientist to retrieve in your digitized texts the relevant citation on hand of a specific taxonomic name. But the other way round, it is still a pity that regarding a particular genus the alphabetical list of species names is capped at the first 100; a complete a-z list would make it possible to catch e.g. synonyms that stayed hitherto unknown. Please (re)consider this functionality!
Pjotr Lawant, International Euphorbia Society.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Mike said...

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At 12:56 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Thanks Chris Freeland! Well written post.. I dislike the fact that I can not browse to the title page of the article/work of which I found pages with the taxon name. Would this functionality be possible to be implemented?
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At 9:36 AM, Blogger photojack said...

I checked on two species of cactus and one in the genus Sansevieria and it only went to the first page of the article about that species. If it continued on a subsequent page you could not access it. Please make sure that multi-page articles are searchable in their entirety. This limitation severely lessens its use as a research tool.

 
At 5:24 AM, Blogger Sandro Pignatti said...

It would be great to have the possibility to select the references including any iconography of a given species

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Barrett said...

Great tool, it would be very useful to be able to see which ones were illustrations. Thanks

 

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