Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum, Frankfurt

Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem


TDWG 2000: Digitising Biological Collections
Taxonomic Databases Working Group, 16th Annual Meeting
Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, November 10-12, 2000


Francisco Pando de la Hoz*

Bibmaster - a database application for nomenclature, literature and specimen management

* Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, CSIC,  Plaza de Murillo 2, Madrid, Spain

[Computer demonstration]

Bibmaster is a tool designed to aid the botanist in the task of preparing an account for a flora or a monograph. It serves to enter, store and handle information about taxon names, literature, authors and specimens in a user-friendly way and with a maximum of consistency. It is designed to be used in a range of circumstances, from a specialist working alone to an institution where mayor editing and co-ordination tasks are carried out. 
Artificial database keys are generally avoided so that data can be exchange and merged easily. 
Data can be accessed and queried in a variety of ways but Bibmaster is not an on-line Flora program. It does not handle descriptive information and identification keys, as DELTA and similar programs do. Characteristics of Bibmaster include:



Technical details 

More information at: 

Selected publications prepared with Bibmaster:  AEDO, C., MUÑOZ GARMENDIA, F. & , PANDO, F. (1998). World checklist of Geranium L. (Geraniaceae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56(2): 211-252.  CASTROVIEJO, S. ... [et al.]. Flora iberica: Plantas vasculares de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Madrid: RJB (CSIC).  MUÑOZ , J. & PANDO F. (in press). A World Synopsis of Grimmia. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard.



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