An important mission for Bionomia is to get links from ORCID and wikidata for collectors and determiners into the collections where the specimen data originated. But this also means that the very act of linking person to specimen record is a pleasing experience for enthusiasts.
Bionomia has grown considerably since it was first launched and is becoming slower as a result. The database must be replicated and the service layer separated from the main website such that creating outputs for collections managers does not affect the performance of the main website. This is a technical problem with well-defined solutions. But, it requires some modest finances for additional cloud services.
Collection Manager Support Campaign
To help collections managers, this campaign will also help fund the production of documents that will describe what are the best practices in storing, managing, reconciling, and sharing people names in natural history collections. These documents can act as a recipe for software developers to decide what changes are necessary in collections management platforms.
Our goal is to help complete the data pipeline and ensure that credit is given for contributions made to natural history collections as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.