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Por-Linnaeus: the application of interactive multimedia software for species data storage and computer assisted identification of Porifera
Van Soest, R.W.M.; Schalk, P.H.; Smith, K.; Picton, B.E.; Brugman, M.; Díaz, M.C.; Sanders, M.L.; de Weerdt, W.H.; Rützler, K. (1996). Por-Linnaeus: the application of interactive multimedia software for species data storage and computer assisted identification of Porifera. Bull. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 66(Suppl.): 63-72
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
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  • Van Soest, R.W.M.; Schalk, P.H.; Smith, K.; Picton, B.E.; Brugman, M.; Díaz, M.C.; Sanders, M.L.; de Weerdt, W.H.; Rützler, K. (1996). Por-Linnaeus: the application of interactive multimedia software for species data storage and computer assisted identification of Porifera, in: Willenz, Ph. Recent advances in sponge biodiversity inventory and documentation: Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Atlanto-Mediterranean Sponge Taxonomy, Brussels, April 25-30, 1995. Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Biologie = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Biologie, 66(Suppl.): pp. 63-72, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Data collections; Identification; Species; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Van Soest, R.W.M., more
  • Schalk, P.H., more
  • Smith, K.
  • Picton, B.E., more
  • Brugman, M., more
  • Díaz, M.C.
  • Sanders, M.L.
  • de Weerdt, W.H.
  • Rützler, K.

Abstract
    Poriferan species data storage and identification using ETI's multimedia software package Linnaeus II were tested in several regional projects (Western Europe, Central West Atlantic and Papua New Guinea). Multimedia species data storage (texts, pictures, films) and retrieval with this software program appear to be easy to use, through pull down menus, button and text clicking, and uniformly applicable through standardized formats. Identification using multiple keys and a diversity of multi-media characters may be easily customized for different user groups. Regional or taxonomic monographs are assembled on CD-ROM for cheap and easily accessible dissemination. The stored data will also be made accessible on line.

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