Moving Global Names to a stable ground… On October 1st I did sign a job offer from Species File Group and going to start at the new position on November 16th. This position is supported by a fund created by David Eades (thank you David) and allows to think of grants not like a vehicle for GN’s survival, but means of further enhancement of the system. I am honored and touched that David, and Species File Group created this amazing opportunity for Global Names. This move should also lead to a tight integration between Catalogue of Life and Global Names, which in my view is a win/win situation for both projects and for biodiversity.
Our next steps are releasing JVM-based scientific name parser, building scalable, reliable and fast name resolution service and integratation of name resolution with the key Global Names project developed by Rich Pyle and Rob Whitton – Global Names Usage Bank for which Rich just submitted a grant proposal.