The Use of e-Tools among Producers of Taxonomic Knowledge

In this document we examine the strengths and weaknesses of existing software solutions for taxonomic publication; obstacles to the adoption of these tools by taxonomists; and, some of the benefits to taxonomists who adopt a digital approach. The report is based on a workshop organised by the pro-iBiosphere project in May 2013 attended by about 100 people; a questionnaire distributed among taxonomists and related professionals, which received 220 responses; a literature review; and, direct conversations with taxonomists.