CONTENTS: New features introduced in GBIF Portal; Real-time data publication from taxonomic research; First data paper from Portugal published; New data from Benin, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany, Colombia, United States, Canada, Pensoft Publishers; AROUND THE NETWORK - TraitBank launched, OpenUp! mobilizes 1.6 million multimedia objects; White paper on genome data portal published; Workshop on the new GBIF portal held in Spain; OPPORTUNITIES: New appointments to enhance GBIF data content and use; Nominations invited for 2014 GBIF science awards; EVENTS
GBIF (2014). GBits Newsletter no. 39. 5 pp. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. http://www.gbif.org/resources/3049.