Resource Identification for a Biological Collection Information Service in Europe
Results of the Concerted Action Project

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Results of the Concerted Action, funded by the European Commission, DG XII, within the EU Fourth Framework's Biotechnology Programme, August 1, 1997 to December 31, 1999. HTML version of the booklet edited by Walter G. Berendsohn. 2000 Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Department of Biodiversity Informatics.


The BioCISE project 

Computerizing and networking biological collection data 

The complexity of collection information  

Users and uses of biological collections

On the value of palaeontological collections

CABRI: access and quality control for biotechnological collection resources

Information Resources - The BioCISE Survey

Networking collections: BioCISE national workshops: 

    The BioCISE project in Portugal

    Networking biological databases: the Israeli experience

    Italy: the struggle between Titian and the beetle

Prototyping unit-level access

The BioCISE collection catalogue

Concepts for a European Portal to Biological Collections 



The Authors:

Andrea Hahn, Anton Güntsch, Birgit Felinks, Linda Olsvig-Whittaker, Louis Rechaussat, Pedro Fernandes, Pier-Luigi Nimis, Richard White, Walter Berendsohn, and Wouter Los were members of the Concerted Action or belonged to the BioCISE secretariat.
David Lazarus, Institut fuer Paläontologie, Museum für Naturkunde, Zentralinstitut der Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany
Mark J. Costello and Chris Emblow, Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe), 17 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Ireland
Jürgen Koenemann and Christoph Thomas, humanIT Human Information Technologies GmbH, Rathausallee 10, D-53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Neil Thomson, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom

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