eBot provides access to a rich research collection of plant sciences images contributed by staff and students of the University of Sydney. eBot supports the sharing of images to enrich learning and research in the plant sciences worldwide. eBot contains a range of high quality images with diverse subject matter: from micrographs to photos of herbarium specimens from the University of Sydney: John Ray Herbarium. The images are supported by descriptive information including taxonomic details.
eBot supports the use of images within an educational environment. Creators retain copyright at all times, and with their permission, digital representations of works enrich learning and teaching programs and aid scholarly research.
eBot is a partnership initiative of the Faculty of Science School of Biological Sciences and the University of Sydney Library. The initial development of eBot was funded by a University of Sydney Teaching Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme grant.
Academic partners include Murray Henwood and Rosanne Quinnell. Library partners include Rowan Brownlee, Su Hanfling, Caroline Regan, and Julie Price.
eBot uses a descriptive framework based on the Herbarium Information Standards and Protocols for Interchange of Data (HISPID). HISPID was developed collaboratively by a committee of representatives from Australian Herbaria.