Allow import/copy-paste on the taxonomy edit screen
Currently, you have to add data to the taxonomy editor by hand. It would be great to be able to import or copy-paste from a website/spreadsheet.
We’re considering if we can make a basic form of this available fairly soon.
This may mean accepting only a predefined format that we’d have samples for.
Now that all library content is available to everyone this feature is even more valuable.
Sylfest Muldal commented
I want to record UK micro-moths in addition to macro-moths. I have a spreadsheet of species, but since there are thousands of species, it would be completely impractical to enter all this manually to create a taxonomy or checklist. I think the Library would get a significant boost in coverage if it were possible to do it from spreadsheet data.
Paul P commented
This would be a really useful upgrade!
Dennis Riordan commented
Same comment a Rogerio... Full IOC translations for 20 languages could be made from the Multilingual Excel at www.worldbirdnames.org alone.
John Rankin commented
This would be an excellent idea. In addition, as more & more people are adopting BirdJournal as a user-friendly multi-device tool, the demand for further taxa will only increase: UK vascular plants would be extremely helpful to many recorders of wildlife. John Rankin
Rogerio Mendes commented
I agree. Also I am working on a synonym pack for Portugal and would be great to be able to import a synonym pack instead of painfully typing each bird
This would be useful. I've just completed a whole load of UK Taxonomies (more in progress) and it has taken a long time. I've had to copy/paste individual entries- plenty of keystrokes!