HBW "Live" online web version, being updated/transformed...

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Subject: HBW "Live" online web version, being updated/transformed...
From: colin trainor <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:14:27 +0930
Hi -

The 17 vol Handbook to the birds of the World comprising c.15 million words, 
20,617 bird figures, 10,200 maps, c.100,000 bibliographical references is now 
being updated and is available online from last week:

If anyone who has publications, photos, videos or other knowledge you think 
missing from the book series, it might be worth making it available to 

Check the Promotion video and brochure on this page:

Some useful discussion on Birdforum - I've stolen two quotes there from Richard 
Klim the start of the updates:

"Incidentally, with further use, I must say that I'm hugely impressed by 
many of the species updates.  Guy Kirwan's updates in particular have 
completely transformed some of the earlier accounts.  The Update History
 version comparison for (eg) White-headed Duck dramatically illustrates 
how much detail has been added, including numerous additional 
references.  It's  clear that owners of the printed volumes will greatly
 benefit from subscribing..."

"Another extremely impressive example is the species account update (yesterday) 
for Black-browed Albatross...1992 (HBW 1): account text = 571 words, 
bibliography = 40 references

2013 (HBW Alive): account text = 4,454 words (+680%), bibliography = 217 
references (+440%)A graphic illustration of the possibilities for much greater 
 when freed from the physical size (and cost) limitations of a printed 



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