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SPECIALISED INFORMATION SERVICE BIODIVERSITY

The Specialised Information Service Biodiversity Research (FID) provides access to current and historical biodiversity literature.

The Specialised Information Service Biodiversity Research (FID) provides access to current and historical biodiversity literature.

A cooperation of:

UB Frankfurt Senckenberg AG Text Technologie

Funded by:

DFG

Free Access to GLOBAL PLANTS via the FID

The Specialised Information Service Biodiversity Research provides free access to the JSTOR database "Global Plants" with its 2.5 million herbarium specimens for herbariums and botanical gardens in Germany.

The Specialised Information Service Biodiversity Research provides free access to the JSTOR database "Global Plants" with its 2.5 million herbarium specimens for herbariums and botanical gardens in Germany.

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Text-Mining

Our pilot project for text mining will mobilise data from biodiversity literature. We focus specifically on publications from Germany and on three groups of organisms: birds, butterflies, vascular plants.

We develop re-usable tools to permit processing of further text corpora with other organism groups and/or other geographic regions in the future. The mobilised data will be accessible via semantic search (in preparation).

 
 
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Digital Collections

The digital collections contain digitised literature primarily from the portfolio of the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, but also from partner libraries. Our digital collections have a special emphasis on literature from Central Europe of the 20th century.

The purpose of the digitisation is easy accessibility, the creation of the text corpus for the text mining, and the transformation of journals which currently only exist in print.

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Journal Platform

Our platform for Open-Access journals will be extended as a long-term service for publishers (e.g. academic societies). The platform offers a professional website for every journal as well as several background services.

We host journals that are new, have been published digitally already, or existed only in print yet. We already manage Beiträge zur Entomologie (= Contributions to Entomology) and Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica.

 
 
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Literature & Licences

The aquisition and the nation-wide provision of literature supplies scientists with print-only specialised literature. For this purpose, we consider the whole spectrum of organismic biodiversity.

Until further notice, this service is provided by the vifabio. Moreover, we offer transregional access to the database Global Plants.

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Community

Our Specialised Information Service supports the scientists with additional services. Among these is the Calendar of Conferences, which gives an overview on the most important meetings, conferences, congresses in biodiversity.

We also plan several workshops in which scientists can learn the application of text mining tools and contribute to the development of the service.