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2019 - 2020 - LinBi - Linking Biodiversity and Culture Information

Much scientific information is described by scientific metadata only. If you don't know that a dandelion’s scientific name is 'Taraxacum', then you won't find any of the extensive scientific literature and depictions of this essential plant which use this term exclusively.

Focussing on biodiversity content, LinBi creates a connection between scientific data and 'everyday' language. In this manner, specialist knowledge will be made accessible to all.

The Project

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    A journalist is looking for an impressive illustration of a dandelion, to use in a programme about medicinal plants. Weren't there some hand-coloured images of dandelions by a Spanish botanical illustrator? Without having to refer to the plant’s Latin name, a search for 'dandelion' will produce vivid mid-18th century illustrations from the depths of botanical archives in Madrid, previously accessible only via the plant's scientific name. The material is housed in Madrid and is made available, like the rest of the content which LinBI addresses, via Europeana.

    With 59 million objects in it's collections, Europeana is the EU's digital platform for cultural heritage and is a significant resource for journalists. LinBi will integrate Europeana into rbb's journalistic workflow, adding considerable research and reporting resources.

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    rbb is the leader of the LinBI consortium, ensuring high quality results and representing the interests of public service broadcasting in this broadening of access to cultural information and resources for both the general public and for media professionals

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    Agentschap Plantentuin Meise, Belgium | Webseite

    Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria | Website

    Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria | Website

    Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid, Spain | Website