Monday, 26 January 2009
Over the last few days I have been guest editing the journal Cockroach Studies. This has required getting various people to proof-read and correct papers. Instead of the usual e-mailing to-and-fro and then amalgamating comments and corrections I have given the appropriate people to edit papers using Google Docs. This has saved time, and also has the advantage of automatically saving revisions. I can also watch people edit documents in real-time. Overall I'm very impressed!
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
Copyright Ed Baker