We are developing tools that utilize and manage the name and classification metadata within the uBio Taxonomic Name Server. These tools fall within two major categories:
User Services: Remote applications use a SOAP network service to access name and classification information from TNS. This services provides accountable usage information to contributors.integrating taxonomic data within remote natural science information applications Current methods and examples are documented here.
Management Services: Workgroup tools for distributed management of the Taxonomic Name Server.