The first beta release of IE8 is out and we wanted to see what new tools could be achieved for Biodiversity Informatics.
We decided to try out the new IE8 Activities. Activities are contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any webpage. In this case we decided to see how we could easily highlight a LSID and quickly get related information from its Authority.
Try our LSID Resolver Activity by visiting our LSID section.
We have setup a LSID Resolver for ubio.org LSID’s and it seem to work great. We found this experiment to be a useful one and are already thinking of other ways to make use of this upcoming feature for more useful lookups. So if you have IE8 and would like to try this service feel free to install this activity and give it a go. If you would like to see more features with this Activity please feel free to contact us with your ideas so we can make it better.