Kenneth M. Klemow and Susan A.
Thompson. DEVELOPING A
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PLAN FOR PENNSYLVANIA: SHARING BIODIVERSITY
DATA. Contributed paper: Pennsylvania
Academy of Science meeting.
Abstract: Journal of the Pennsylvania
Academy of Science 77:118-119.
As part of its Biodiversity Conservation Plan for the Commonwealth, the
Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership (PBP) seeks to promote a system
for effectively sharing biodiversity data. Drafted in late 2004, PBP
presents the following vision for effective data sharing. The
ultimate system would be easily accessible to a diverse range of data
users, and would convey scientifically valid information covering all
taxa and habitats. It would reflect data exchange efforts taking
place outside of Pennsylvania, and would evolve as technology evolves.
It would respect intellectual property, private property, and data
sensitivity concerns. It would enable exchange of information
from all organizations and individuals willing to share their
data. It would use standardized exchange protocols that meet
“best data standards.” And it would educate stakeholders on effectively
providing and using biodiversity information. Strategies for
achieving that vision will be outlined.
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