Re: NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1479

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:45:34 -0800

> > The scientific
> > community prefers pdf for this reason, you should seriously
> > considering using it even though you are required to pay for the
> > authoring tool
>Anyone who wishes to undertake this project, and who requires the PDF
>distiller, should contact me and I'll, um, see what can be done.

I'm sure this is more than any one person can do. It'll take a team of
people that enjoy working together. The bulk of the work involved won't be
the technological stuff, but instead assembling the photos, locating web
links, and writing text (biology, conservation status, distribution,
etc). Then everything would have to be combined in an attractive and
easy-to-follow format that focuses on the fish and fish conservation, not
the people doing the work (sorry, no fame and glory here, just an
opportunity to contribute to something good). And all this for no pay...

A good starting point for anyone that wants to help is to come up with a
complete species list for your city, region, state, drainage basin,
whatever. Others could help locate photos and such. But if you want
something like this you'll have to roll up your sleeves and chip in.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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