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Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)

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Abstract: OZCAM stands for the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums. The
aim of OZCAM is to provide an online distributed query network to faunal
collections in Australian museums. OZCAM is an initiative of the Council of
Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC), a body formed from
representatives of every Australian museum that holds significant faunal
collections. Development of OZCAM has been funded through contributions by
participating institutions and the Australian Government, through the
Department of the Environment and Heritage.
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Description: Search Australia's Fauna
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Council of the Heads of Australian Faunal Collections
Dataset Title: OZCAM, Australia's Fauna
Dataset Release Date: 2003/06/30
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Version: 1.5
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1892-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Data from OZCAM data providers have not been verified or checked in a
systematic way, although some contributing institutions may have done a more or
less rigorous check of the quality of the data. Data are often sourced from
specimen labels, particularly for old museum specimens and inaccuracy is often
due to this fact.
Access Constraints Data supplied to OBIS by museums around Australia via OZCAM are freely
accessible by the public. The data supplied may not represent the total
holdings of any one instition as data about incompletely identified specimens,
manuscript names and specimens where a georeference cannot be calculated have
normally been withheld from publication.
Use Constraints Data users should acknowledge the specific museum which contributed the data,
and also OZCAM, Australia's Fauna.

Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
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Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: ewallis at
Contact Address:
PO Box 666
City: Melbourne
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3000
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24