TaxonWorks 1.0?

Matthew Yoder, Dmitry Dmitriev, José Luis Pereira, James Flood, James Tucker, Hernán Pereira, Marilyn Beckman

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Abstract

TaxonWorks is an open-source workbench for biodiversity researchers. With several years of development behind it, we highlight its present status, and discuss if and when it makes sense to release a version 1.0, i.e. software completed to specific stage. TaxonWorks' scope is broad; it seeks to touch nearly all areas that might be of interest to taxonomists, i.e. those who integrate everything that is known about a taxon into a single resource. Its role as a software platform is placed in a broader context, where many instances of TaxonWorks each can support multiple research projects. Instances may be supported by individuals or organizations. A suite of technical tools including containerization and unit tests facilitate collaboration at many different levels. TaxonWorks is a research tool, mechanisms for analyzing the results of data curation including its application programing interface are described. The long-term development of TaxonWorks is supported by an endowment to the Species File Group. Its source is available on Github.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiodiversity Next
Pagese37374
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2019

Publication series

NameBiodiversity Information Science and Standards

Keywords

  • INHS

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