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Easily-accessible digital palaeontological databases-a new perspective for the storage of palaeontological information

Paweł Wolniewicz
  • Geological Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University, Maków Polnych 16, PL-61-606 Poznań, Poland
Published Online: 2009-12-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10118-009-0002-1

Easily-accessible digital palaeontological databases-a new perspective for the storage of palaeontological information

Techniques that allow to render diverse types of palaeontological data as publicly available internet resources are described. In order to develop an easily accessible digital palaeontological database, three steps should be followed: (1) digitization of the studied specimens, (2) acquisition of morphometric data, and (3) contribution of the data to open and searchable geoinformatic (palaeontological) databases. Digital data should be submitted to internet databases that allow a user to fetch various types of information from dispersed sources (semantic web services).

Keywords: digitization; morphometrics; palaeoinformatics; palaeontological collections; palaeontological databases; semantic web

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Published Online: 2009-12-24

Published in Print: 2009-12-01


Citation Information: Geologos. Volume 15, Issue 3-4, Pages 181–188, ISSN (Online) 2080-6574, ISSN (Print) 1426-8981, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10118-009-0002-1, December 2009

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