Friday, December 5, 2008

Tropicos Images now available through OAI-PMH

Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that our specimen and plant images are now under preservation management using the Fedora Commons repository software, and are available for harvesting using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). To access the Tropicos Images OAI provider, use the following:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Added MBG Specimen Distribution Map

Last night, we added an "MBG Specimen Distribution Map" link to the home page, which shows the distribution of Specimens stored in our database. We used Google Charts (, specifically the "Map" chart type. Below the map, we show the counts by country, as well.