OZCAM stands for the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums. The aim of OZCAM is to provide an online distributed query network to faunal collections in Australian museums. OZCAM is an initiative of the Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC), a body formed from representatives of every Australian museum that holds significant faunal collections. Development of OZCAM has been funded through contributions by participating institutions and the Australian Government, through the Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Data from OZCAM data providers have not been verified or checked in a systematic way, although some contributing institutions may have done a more or less rigorous check of the quality of the data. Data are often sourced from specimen labels, particularly for old museum specimens and inaccuracy is often due to this fact.
Data supplied to OBIS by museums around Australia via OZCAM are freely accessible by the public. The data supplied may not represent the total holdings of any one instition as data about incompletely identified specimens, manuscript names and specimens where a georeference cannot be calculated have normally been withheld from publication.
Data users should acknowledge the specific museum which contributed the data, and also OZCAM, Australia's Fauna.
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.
For information purposes, email to firstname.lastname@example.org the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.