Skip to main content

3i, mx, SpeciesFile users (and others)- what should we do differently in TaxonWorks?

As we move forward in developing TaxonWorks we continue to receive helpful suggestions on how to improve its ancestors, Species Files, mx, and 3i. While we can't always implement those suggestions in our old software, they will certainly be considered in TaxonWorks. Feel free to comment on this post with these wishes. Alternatively, if you want to suggest a specific feature, consider creating a use case on the TaxonWorks wiki. All feedback is greatly appreciated.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Guest Post: Notes on mx: Lessons from Treehoppers

In response to our previous post this is a guest post from Lewis L. Deitz, Department of Entomology. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Thanks for the feedback Lew, you've set some lofty goals for us to reach! I sincerely appreciate the creation of this blog for user input. I urge other users to set aside time to share their recommendations. A great deal is outstanding about mx, even though my focus is necessarily on items that I feel might be improved. My suggestions stem from work in developing the Treehoppers Website and Database. We bulk-loaded taxon data for higher categories and genera from spreadsheets. I fear that refining these data and back-filling data that did not quite fit mx formats will require a tremendous amount of time and effort. It is my hope that the lessons learned from my experience will prove helpful to future mx projects and the development of mx/TaxonWorks. Database as Work in Progress: Need for Draft Data and Explanatory Data

cc0 vs. the world

Today I had some discussion that stirred up my desire to say, in a loud voice: "But look here, if it is credit you want, then the best way to get it is if your data are cc0, it's even better than cc-by!" So I tweeted: #informatics need a study. If a dataset/paper is CC0 does it increase the *citations* relative to *any* more restrictive CC (I suspect so). — Matt Yoder (@mjyoder) July 30, 2014 TL;DR There are lots of hints, but apparently no direct studies that address this. Two important bits of clarification based on my original thoughts. I was only interested in cc licensed data. I was not asking whether cc0 data is reused more than other cc- data, just whether cc0 data gets *cited* (yes, citations = bad metric, so use a generic "pointed to" perhaps) more than other cc- data, particularly cc-by. The basic premise is that the best way to (ultimately) bring focus to your work is to make it completely free, and that this will bring more attention, i

The St Croix River

Doughnut case This is the fourth in a series of posts by our intern  Jeff  Jaureguy .       Day 4 June 29, 2016         Started off another beautiful day in the amazing state of Wisconsin to a gourmet breakfast at a local cafĂ© recommended by Dr. DeWalt.  This place had an amazing assortment of delicious doughnuts and pastries, I ended up picking the freshly made apple fritters. Caddisfly           Headed out  on the St Croix River for another long field day at a site along a river which used to be an old logging camp that used the river in the 1800s for sending their logs downstream.  The place had a old cobblestone wall along the dense green forest which then led to a old water wheel further down the beaten path.  I jumped into the stream, and started sifting through the sticks and mud  looking for caddisflies, mayflies, and stoneflies to add to the sample.  Found a lot of caddisflies at this site due to being at headwaters section of the river.