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Biologia Centrali-Americana

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Key Contributors

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

  • Anna Weitzman, Informatics Branch Chief, serves as scientific PI of INOTAXA, coauthor of taXMLit, chief scientific advisor to the eBCA and the Scientific Advisory Committee, leader of the working group of TDWG to make taXMLit an international standard. Project manager for Seidell funded portion of INOTAXA, including COTR for contracts for text capture, conversion to taXMLit, and prototype development
  • Dennis Hasch, Web Services Branch Chief Leonard Hirsch, Senior Policy Advisor to the Director, serves as an ad-hoc advisor to INOTAXA and as the Smithsonian’s liaison to the EDIT programme
  • Scott Miller, Senior Biodiversity Advisor to the Director, serves as an ad-hoc advisor to INOTAXA

The Natural History Museum, London

  • Christopher Lyal, Leader of the Beetle Diversity and Evolution Programme: serves as
    scientific PI of INOTAXA, coauthor of taXMLit, scientific advisor to the EBCA and the Scientific Advisory Committee, and co-leader of the working group of TDWG to make taXMLit an international standard
  • Sandra Knapp, tropical botanist, co-editor of Flora Mesoamericana, serves as an ad-hoc advisor to INOTAXA

Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

  • Tom Garnett, Assistant Director for Digital Library and Information Systems, manages the EBCA project
  • Martin R. Kalfatovic, Head, New Media Office, project manager, manager (COTR) for the scanning and initial rekeying contracts, and supervisor of SIL project personnel
  • Erin Clements Rushing, Library Technician for the EBCA

Smithsonian Institution

  • Naxin Wu, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Smithsonian Institution, Knowcean Consulting; contractor overseeing the conversion of the text to the taXMLit schema and prototype development

Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Gerrit Davidse, John S. Lehmann Curator of Grasses, editor of Flora Mesoamerica

Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer (uBio)

  • Dave Remsen, Project Manager

Updated: January 5, 2006