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dc.contributor.authorPaton, Alan
dc.contributor.authorAllkin, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBelyaeva, Irina
dc.contributor.authorDauncey, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorGovaerts, Rafaël
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorIrving, Jason
dc.contributor.authorLeon, Christine
dc.contributor.authorLughadha, Eimear Nic
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2018-10-02 10:40:51
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:21:33Z
dc.identifier1001600
dc.identifierOCN: 1076752479
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/28359
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37088
dc.description.abstractPlant names are the key to communicating and managing information about plants. This paper considers how providers of high quality technical plant name information can better meet the requirements non-botanical audiences who also rely on plant names for elements of their work. The International Plant Name Index, World Checklist of Selected Plant Families and The Plant List are used as examples to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of plant name resources from a non-expert user’s perspective. The above resources can be thought of as botanists pushing data at audiences. Without closer engagement with users, however, there is a limit to their relevance and impact. The need to cover common names is a frequent criticism of existing resources. The Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS, www.kew.org/mpns) is an example of how plant name resources can be adapted to better address the needs of a non-botanical audience. Some of the major challenges are outlined and solutions suggested.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PST Botany & plant sciences
dc.subject.otherPlant names
dc.subject.otherinformation
dc.subject.otherplants
dc.titleChapter Plant Name Resources
dc.title.alternativeBuilding Bridges with Users
dc.typechapter
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy613c3325-1fd1-44c1-9030-5885c51bccb6
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookBotanists of the twenty-first century
virtual.oapen_relation_isPartOfBook.dc_titleBotanists of the twenty-first century
oapen.relation.isFundedByWellcome Trust
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameWellcome Trust
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages10
dc.relationisFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd


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