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Efficient rescue of threatened biodiversity data using reBiND workflows

TitleEfficient rescue of threatened biodiversity data using reBiND workflows
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGüntsch, A, Fichtmüller, D, Kirchhoff, A, Berendsohn, WG
Journal TitlePlant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology

Abstract Biodiversity data generated in the context of research projects often lack a strategy for long-term preservation and availability, and are therefore at risk of becoming outdated and finally lost. The reBiND project aims to develop an efficient and well-documented workflow for rescuing such data sets. The workflow consists of phases for data transformation into contemporary standards, data validation, storage in a native XML database, and data publishing in international biodiversity networks. It has been developed and tested using the example of collection and observational data but is flexible enough to be transferred to other data types and domains.

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