Friday, July 24, 2009

Index Fungorum

DD01286D-DB9A-46B6-A05B-5B6A42CE0747.jpgI've added Index Fungorum to the list of RSS feeds that I generate at The feed uses the Index Fungorum web services to get the names added the previous day, and tries to extract any bibliographic identifiers from the metadata associated with each record (we get the metadata by resolving the LSID for the name). As with IPNI, bibliographic information in an Index Fungorum record lists the page the name was published on, which makes locating identifiers such as DOIs a bit of a struggle. Still, it's nice to have another feed of taxonomic names.