Project: Mammal Species of the World
Faculty: DeeAnn Reeder
L&IT team members: Leo Botinelli, Luyang Ren and Diane Jakacki
Semester and Year: Ongoing
Mammal Species of the World is the foremost international reference for identifying and verifying recognized names and taxonomies of mammals. Professor DeeAnn Reeder approached L&IT in 2014 to redesign the website and database for the edition. Since then, A design team comprised of members of DP&S and Enterprise Systems have collaborated with Reeder to create a dynamic new editorial and publication application that will accompany the 4th edition. In 2017 the editorial/publication interface and database fields were completed and the beta version of the editorial environment was released to Reeder’s colleagues for adding new data in preparation for the new edition, which will be published by Johns Hopkins Press in 2019. In 2018 L&IT will release an online open-access version of the 3rd edition. When published, MSW Online will offer a unique open source text used by scholars and students all over the world.