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2012-01-04 09:05:41

Increase in content partnerships, growing Spanish-language text, conservation content, and images boost Encyclopedia of Life's value to scientists and general public The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners. At the start of 2012, EOL provides data on nearly half of all described species, with new content in Spanish, rich information about conservation issues from the International Union for the...

Encyclopedia Of Life Announces New And Expanded Data
2011-09-06 10:29:49

  In the three years since the Encyclopedia of Life was first released online, the number of individual species of plants and animals listed has grown from 30,000 to an impressive 700,000, meaning that more than a third of all the planets 1.9 million species are now covered. The Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) was launched online in February 2008 and has grown tremendously, seeking the help of citizen scientists from around the world in an ambitious attempt to catalog all the species of...

2011-09-05 09:00:00

Groundbreaking web initiative provides trusted information on 700,000 species, 35 million pages of scanned literature and over 600,000 photos Redesigned site now lets users create and share virtual collections WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second edition of the free, online collaborative Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) debuts today with a redesign and new features making it easier to use, personalize, and to interact with fellow biodiversity enthusiasts worldwide....

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2008-02-25 13:05:00

Rapid progress fosters confidence massive project can be done; public asked for its sayThe first 30,000 pages of a massive online Encyclopedia of Life were unveiled today at the prestigious Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference in Monterey, California. Intended as a tool for scientists and policymakers and a fascinating resource for anyone interested in the living world, the EOL is being developed by a unique collaboration between scientists and the general public. By making...