Author Archives: Mike Taylor

About Mike Taylor

By day I am a computer programmer, specialising in interoperability through standard information protocols such as XML, Dublin Core, ANSI/NISO Z39.50 and SRU/SRW. By night, I am a palaeontologist, specialising in sauropod dinosaurs. In between, I am husband to a wonderful wife and father to three gorgeous boys. I like pork.

New ODP article in the Palaeontological Association newsletter

The new issue of the Palaeontological Association newsletter dropped through the letterbox this morning, and I was delighted to see that our article on the Open Dinosaur Project was included.  The PalAss newsletter, despite its name, is not a couple … Continue reading

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Project head Andy Farke interviewed by Bora Zivkovic

Andy is too modest to mention it himself, so I’ll point you all at the excellent interview that PLoS ONE guru Bora Zivkovic did with our glorious leader, as part of his coverage of ScienceOnline2010.  GO HERE to read it.

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Developing a measurement protocol, part 1

By now, those of you who have been entering data from the literature — and maybe even more those who have been measuring bones themselves — will have noticed that it’s not quite as straightforward as it sounds.  Some bones … Continue reading

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Andy Farke interviewed on People You Don’t Know

Want to know more about your project leader Andy Farke?  He’s evidently too modest to mention it himself, but there’s an excellent audio interview with Andy up now up at People You Don’t Know.  The first half-hour of the show … Continue reading

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Get an ODP T-shirt, mug or mouse-mat

I wanted to make Open Dinosaur Project T-shirts for Andy, Matt and me to wear at SVP, so since I’ve gone to the trouble of putting them together, I figured I may as well let anyone else who wants one … Continue reading

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Introducing the Open Dinosaur Project

Hello, and thanks for dropping by at the Open Dinosaur Project.  This blog is part of a wider project, in which we hope — with your help — to make some science.  We want to put together a paper on … Continue reading

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