Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Altai State University is an official publisher of biodiversity data in GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). The university has signed the Data Publisher Agreement and has expressed the willingness to promote and facilitate publication of biodiversity data.

Being one of the most important centers of academic education and research, and socio-cultural complex in Siberia and the Far East, Altai State University serves to provide a distinguished learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields meeting the needs of modern knowledge-based post-industrial society, and contributing to the development of the region. ASU strives to provide the continuous education of highest level by promoting free thinking and exchange of ideas, and to enable students to take best advantage of their educational opportunities conducting research and contributing to economic and cultural life of society including global issues. ASU is aimed at improving faculty capacity and material and technical basis to link its research and teaching at the highest world level. It actively promotes international cooperation and strategic collaboration with neighboring countries of Asia (Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, etc.) in the field of science, education, and culture.

GBIF serves the purposes of the United Nations and is sponsored by member governments. The foundation promotes open access to biodiversity data on planet Earth in order to ensure sustainable development. It seeks to combine digital resources across the entire spectrum of the organization of living things, from genes to ecosystems, and connect them with issues important to science and society using GIS tools.

The foundation works in partnership with other international organizations such as the Catalog of Life partnership, Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), International Barcode of Life project (iBOL), Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and GEO.

Under the agreement betwee ASU and GBIF, 16,272 records (the OccurrenceData type – data sets for individual finds) were provided between May and November 2019, backed up by the digital images of the herbarium sheet of ALTB collection funds (Altar State University Herbarium).

The taxonomic analysis of 16,272 entries in GBIF from ALTB is represented by the following plant groups: Polypodiopsida – 295 entries, Liliopsida – 2,083 entries, and Magnoliopsida – 13,874 entries.

GBIF (the Global Biodiversity Information Facility) is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. Coordinated through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, the GBIF network of participating countries and organizations, working through participant nodes, provides data-holding institutions around the world with common standards and open-source tools that enable them to share information about where and when species have been recorded. This knowledge derives from many sources, including everything from museum specimens collected in the 18th and 19th century to geotagged smartphone photos shared by amateur naturalists in recent days and weeks.

  • Altai State University publisher home page interface in GBIF
  • Virtual Herbarium ALTB (South-Siberian Botanical Garden) dataset interface in GBIF
  • Virtual Herbarium ALTB (South-Siberian Botanical Garden) dataset interface in GBIF

Print version Modified 6.12.2019