Thursday, 2 August 2007

EOL - the Encyclopedia of Life

An ambitious web project to provide an authoritative, web-based, open access encyclopedia with entries for all 1.8 million catalogued species on Earth has begun. Promoted by E. O. Wilson, the project has an introductory web presence at where you can see examples of the types of entry that are being proposed as well as some background on the scale of the task and the role of contributors, content 'mash ups' and the like.

For an introduction to the idea, listen to E.O. Wilson's talk below, or, if you want a High Resolution version, download it here.

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