The people behind BUGZ
was a collaborative project involving the University of Canterbury (School of Biological Sciences ), Landcare
Research and uBio.
(terrestrial ecology ),
University of Canterbury
Research Fellow, Ensis.
Raphael Didham and Stephen Pawson coordinated the two-year TFBIS project to design
and build a full-text searchable interface to the existing Bibliography of New Zealand
Several people have contributed to the scanning and subsequent OCR (optical-character-recognition)
process to allow full-text search retrieval. Carl and Katherine deserve
special mention as between them they scanned the majority of the BUGZ database.
Carl Wardhaugh: Scanning and image clean-up
Katherine Wilson: Scanning, image clean-up, OCR, and database population
Stephanie Kaefer: Scanning, OCR, image clean-up, database population, and PDF (Portable
Document Format) generation
Chris Coleman: Scanning and OCR
Muriele Rabone: Scanning
Miriam Hall: Scanning
James Aulsford: Scanning
Jace Carson: research contract coordinator
Landcare Research, Informatics Team
Jerry Cooper: Science Leader
Nick Spencer: Team Leader
Mike Cochrane: Programer
Mark Fuglestad: Web Developer
uBio: Universal Biological Indexer and Organiser
Patrick Leary was responsible for the integration of uBio name-matching technology
with the full-text database of BUGZ.