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Re: AKA CD
I don't think it would be a bad thing to correct obvious spelling mistakes,
but changing old names to new and so on would completely destroy the
historical value of the old JAKAs. Unfortunately, I don't think we can even
change errors in nomenclature that were errors even when they are
published. What could be done, although it increases the scope of the
project immensely, is to add annotations that pop up on the screen giving
information about the current name of the fish. This can be done in
Acrobat. People have to realize that old journals are old journals. They
have important information in them, but obviously they are not up to date.
Some kind of intro on the CDs splash page would cover this. This project
still has to be discussed by the BOT so nobody should get excited that it
is actually going to happen, or not happen, or about how it
is going to be done until we make a decision to do it, or not.
At 08:57 AM 2/9/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Csinf at aol_com wrote:
> > Mr. Fish,
> > So long as the original text is maintained, I see nothing wrong with an
> > addendum.
> > Allen
> > ---------------
>that is the major fault of the ACA CD
>There are numerous misspellings, that have been carried over in the scanned
>text and fish names from 20 years ago do not always tie into names today.
>I am all for electronic media to help in the increase of knowledge of our
>little wet buddies
Barry J. Cooper, Prof., Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Current address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd.
Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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- Re: AKA CD
- From: George Slusarczuk <yurko at warwick_net>