Zoology Thematic Group

Contact: Hon-chung Sum

The Zoological group of NADP will mainly digitize the specimens of all kinds of native animals in Taiwan, including endemic species. The database includes the detailed information about all cataloged specimens deposited in different museums, especially type specimens. The basic information, distribution, species or ecological photos, videos of its natural status as well as relevant literature cited are also included.

In 2004, the Institute of Zoology of Academia Sinica, the National Museum of Natural Science, and the Department of Zoology & Department of Entomology of National Taiwan University, the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, National Taiwan Ocean University, and the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute are joined in this group.

<source: National Digital Archives Program web site>


Applied Metadata Standard: Species 2000 Data Standard

Metadata Elements List

Progress and Result


Academia Sinica: Inventory Studies of Taiwan Fauna: Fishes and Mollusks
National Museum of Natural Science: Zoology Department
National Taiwan University: Department of Zoology & Department of Entomology
Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
MAAT: Ya-ning Chen, Shu-jiun Chen, Chih-feng Wang, Hon-chung Sum

Working documents contain the records when MAAT works on analyzing metadata with the staffs of the thematic group. They include worksheets, controlled vocabulary lists, analysis reports, system requirement specifications, guidelines, meeting reports, and mics. 

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