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The National Biological Information Infrastructure: Coming of age

Online and CDROM Review
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Abstract

Coordinated by the US Geological Survey, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a Web-based system that provides increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. The NBII can be viewed from a variety of perspectives. This article - an individual case study and not a broad survey with extensive references to the literature - addresses the structure of the NBII related to thematic sections, infrastructure sections and place-based sections, and other topics such as the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (one of our more innovative tools) and the development of our controlled vocabulary.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The National Biological Information Infrastructure: Coming of age
Series title Online and CDROM Review
Volume 24
Issue 6
Year Published 2000
Language English
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries
Description 10 p.
First page 429
Last page 438
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