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IBIS, the Integrated Biodiversity Information System, provides the infrastructure, applications and services supporting biodiversity informatics for the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), the Australian National Herbarium (CANB), the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research (CPBR) and the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS).

IBIS incorporates systems for the integration, retrieval and disemination of biodiversity information; collections management (ALIVE, ANHSIR, APII); digital asset management; nomenclatural and taxonomic indices (APNI, APC, AFD); information delivery (www.anbg|; web services (flora-online) and; federated database support (AVH, IPNI, GBIF,ALA).

IBIS links the data held in the various collections of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Australian National Herbarium, the Australian Plant Image Index and the Australian Plant Name Index.

We rely heavily on open source solutions (Apache, Tomcat, Java) and employ national and global standards (HISPID,TDWG TCS, ...) for both information management and delivery where-ever possible. Oracle provides our production RDBMS.

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