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Title: Digital Tools in the Botanical Garden of Madrid
Authors: Ferrer, Marina
García, Ester
Keywords: data providerdigital toolsdichotomous keyseducationFlora Ibericawikiworkshops
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Marina Ferrer, Esther García, Digital Tools in the Botanical Garden of Madrid, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 373-378.
This paper describes the different roles of the Real Jardin Botanico
of Madrid in the creation and use of digital tools related to biodiversity. The
strongest point of this historical institution is the large amount of scientific data
and items in its possession, which makes an excellent starting point for the
creation of digital tools. The involvement of the Jardin Botanico in the creation
of digital tools is centered on data providing, but some original tools have
been developed as well, such as E-Flora Iberica, an ambitious system based
on Flora Iberica. Another important role of the Botanical Garden of Madrid
is that of testing the digital identification tools with users, since it receives
about 500.000 visitors yearly, 50.000 of which are involved in formal education
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-295-0
Appears in Collections:Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems

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