Posted by: Memo | May 10, 2007

Let’s catalog 1.8 million…

An ambitions new project called “Encyclopedia of Life” is under way which will categorize and make available online over 1.8 million species. According to a National Geographic News article, “Encyclopedia of Life” to Catalog All Species on Earth, this project “…will be assembled using aggregation, or “mash-up,” technology, which draws on information from different sources and integrates it into a single experience.”

Sure, it’s not like they’re digitizing massive book collections, but in a sense, it’s what most of us want in a kick-ass resource: everything. Oh, and it will be freely available online. Bombasto!



  1. […] of Life: it’s alive! Back in May 2007 I wrote about this great online initiative called The Encyclopedia of Life, now available online: Welcome […]

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