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Biological taxonomy collections to be made available online.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-29 March 2004-Biological taxonomy collections to be made available online(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

The Linnean Society, a biological organisation for the taxonomy of living creatures, has announced that it is planning to make all of its major collections available in a digital format.

Once the project is completed approximately 40,000 specimens of plants, insects, fish and shells will be available in a digital format. Some of the collections date back to the 18th Century.

The Linnean Society takes its name from the naturalist Carl Linnaeus who developed a system for classifying and ranking plants using Latin names. The project aims to get all of the collections digitalised by 2007 in time for the 300th anniversary of Linnaeus' birth.

The society wants to make the collections freely available on its internet site at

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