Featured in this issue:
An overview of the recently funded NSF/KDI Biodiversity partnership plans in addition to a variety of approaches to metadata, conferencing, visualization and training.
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----- Co-editors: Karen Baker (PAL) and Denise Steigerwald (MCM)