A new era for specimen databases and biodiversity information management in South Africa

Authors

  • Willem Coetzer South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17161/bi.v8i1.4263

Keywords:

specimen database, biodiversity information, database training

Abstract

We comment on the inherited legacy, current state of, and future direction of the management of biodiversity information in natural history museums in South Africa. We emphasise the importance of training and capacity development to improve the quality and integration of biodiversity information for research.

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Author Biography

Willem Coetzer, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Biodiversity Information Manager

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Published

2012-06-21

How to Cite

Coetzer, Willem. 2012. “A New Era for Specimen Databases and Biodiversity Information Management in South Africa”. Biodiversity Informatics 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.17161/bi.v8i1.4263.

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Articles (peer-reviewed)