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Call for Participation in World Archives of Sciences Community Group

The World Archives of Sciences Community Group has been launched:

The internet has been considerable development in the world has led to an exponential growth in the number of online documents by scientists. In this sector, the current trend seems to be to digitize all funds scientific libraries and sample Museums and this internationally. Many of these documents: articles, monographs, academic work, digitized specimens and videos are now available online, but remained scattered on the canvas. They do not allow quick consultations and consolidation of information.
The new generation of scientists studying species biodiversity, taxonomy, protection, conservation and many other natural sciences, wants more access and use these documents remotely and for free. They suffer, however, that some problem: too wide dissemination of data and information.

To meet this expectation, we collect (for 10 years) and archive it all these documents in a single point:
WAS World Archives of Sciences: : Biodiversity, Zoology, Botany, Taxonomy, Entomology, Paleontology, Geology, Natural History
WAS contributes to the development of Knowledge and World Heritage. It allows the recognition of scientific organizations (Museums, Universities…). He participated in an ambitious scientific archiving, Museums becoming true mine of information as well as the Libraries or Documentation Centers. In addition to the departments of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, Taxonomy, Entomology, Paleontology, Geology and Natural History, WAS also archive the academic work of Administrations, Professional Associations, Commercial Societies, Non-Profit Foundations and Universities that become our natural partners and complete the panorama of available public sources of sciences.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-12-15 by Christophe Avon. The following people supported its creation: Christophe Avon, Robin Berjon, andrea paraggio, flemin gwillson, Delfi Ramirez. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

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If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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