Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Digital Libraries for Science: Botanicus and BHL

Presented at II Latin American Plants Initiative, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 18 November 2008.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been having real trouble finding any kind of user input for botanicus, so I wanted to ask you this question.

Is there some way that botanicus' downloading format can be changed in such a way that it can support download accelerators like it used to for people on slower connections? When botanicus changed to a captcha system that disallowed download accelerator support, if you have a slow connction, botanicus tends to chronically time out for larger files (anything over 50 MB). This makes it virtually impossible to download anything that size or larger since browsers typically don't support restarting broken downloads, while accelerators do so.