The National Biological Information Infrastructure: coming of age

Gladys Cotter (Gladys Cotter (gladys_cotter@usgs.gov) is Associate Chief Biologist for Information and oversees the development of the National Biological Information and Infrastructure (NBII) at the US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA.)
Mike Frame (Mike Frame (mike_frame@usgs.gov) is Director of NBII Technology at the US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA.)
Ron Sepic (Ron Sepic (ron_sepic@usgs.gov) is NBII Information Liaison at the US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA.)
Lisa Zolly (Lisa Zolly (lisa_zolly@usgs.gov) is NBII Knowledge Manager at the US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA.)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Coordinated by the US Geological Survey, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a Web‐based system that provides increased access to data and information on the nation’s biological resources. The NBII can be viewed from a variety of perspectives. This article – an individual case study and not a broad survey with extensive references to the literature – addresses the structure of the NBII related to thematic sections, infrastructure sections and place‐based sections, and other topics such as the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (one of our more innovative tools) and the development of our controlled vocabulary.

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Cotter, G., Frame, M., Sepic, R. and Zolly, L. (2000), "The National Biological Information Infrastructure: coming of age", Online Information Review, Vol. 24 No. 6, pp. 429-438. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520010362071

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