The AnArchive Project

The project An Archive for Botanical Data uses open-source software and is designed for institutions and individuals (both professionals and amateurs) to archive, retrieve and publish botanical data on the web or on a local network. At the first stage it was a collaborative project between the herbaria of the Universities of Perugia, Camerino and Siena.

The Project includes several inter-dependent sections and supports applications that focus on:

The system is based on open-source software (mainly Tomcat and PostgreSQL) and standard XML technology. It can be installed on any current UNIX, PC or Mac platform. Software such as archiver (serving the management of taxonomic lists and archiving data from registered users into personal or shared data bases) can be used as well. the application is written in Java and run on various platforms (Linux, Mac OSX, Windows), Access is free for public data and any browser ( Mozilla, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Explorer...) can be used.

An Archive for Botanical Data is a collaborative Project. Colleagues interested in the Project are encouraged to use the software, and are invited to collaborate in testing the system, developing software and providing comments.

Reference documentation:

Lucarini D., Gigante D., Landucci F., Panfili E., Venanzoni R. 2015.

The anArchive taxonomic Checklist for Italian botanical data banking and vegetation analysis: theoretical basis and advantages.

Plant Biosyst., 149(6): 958-965.

Gigante D., Acosta A.T.R., Agrillo E., Attorre F., Cambria V.E., Casavecchia S., Chiarucci A., Del Vico E., De Sanctis M., Facioni L., Geri F., Guarino R., Landi S., Landucci F., Lucarini D., Panfili E., Pesaresi S., Prisco I., Rosati L., Spada F., Venanzoni R., 2012.

VegItaly: Technical features, crucial issues and some solutions.

Plant Sociology, 49(2): 69-80.

Landucci F., Acosta A.T.R., Agrillo E., Attorre F., Biondi E., Cambria V.E., Chiarucci A., Del Vico E., De Sanctis M., Facioni L., Geri F., Gigante D., Guarino R., Landi S., Lucarini D., Panfili E., Pesaresi S., Prisco I., Rosati L., Spada F., Venanzoni R., 2012.

VegItaly: The Italian collaborative project for a national vegetation database.

Plant Biosystems, 146(4): 756-763.

Venanzoni R., Landucci F., Panfili E., Gigante D., 2012.

Toward an Italian national vegetation database: VegItaly.

In: Dengler J. et al. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century.

Biodiversity & Ecology, 4: 185-190.