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Curation of the IPNI data
The statistics on the number of changes
made to the IPNI data each month indicate its dynamic nature. Considering
that a lot of the records were compiled up to 120 or so years ago, it
shouldn't be surprising that changes are needed to bring the data into
line with current nomenclatural
rules and data standards. Styles of recording changed over the years
with each new IK supplement. Reading more
about this will help you interpret the data.
Curation of the existing data comprises corrections, standardisations
and data enhancements.
connecting vowels in compound epithets, after resolving etymology
endings of epithets derived from personal names
removing hyphens where appropriate
adding extended characters to publication titles where missing
many still exist throughout the data. e.g.
o for e, b for h, n for r, l for i, 0 for 9, 8 for 3
Some OCR errors can result in date errors which could affect priority,
or incorrect author, like 'Britton'
See the errors table
Place of publication
updating place of publication of a name should an earlier one be
discovered and checking whether this has any nomenclatural consequences
title cited may not be the one recommended in TL-2
investigating the significance of secondary references and amending
identifying and flagging invalid and illegitimate
suppressing erroneous records
rejoining records that were split, and suppressing the part no longer
needed e.g. where title begins with 'cf.',
'see also', 'et in'
Author Name & Publication Title
Collation Reformating (more details here)
restructuring the collation to incorporate part number, in whatever
format it may occur, e.g. Beibl., Litt.
moving date from collation to publication year field, ensuring that
this is the page publication date and not the volume date
adding date of publication, precise if available
Adding Additional Information
volume publication date, if different from page publication date,
e.g. '1878 publ. 1876' means that the volume as a whole was published
in 1878 but the relevant page appeared in a part published in 1876.
to basionym, replaced synonym, same citation, homonym, isonym
Reducing the number of publication title variants prior to
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