Primary Taxonomic Publications


Copyright wavers

Taxonomic literature on ants (i.e., publications which include statements on the status of species and supraspecific taxa such as the description, synonymization, change of status, etc.) includes approximately 3,800 publications. They have been published in more than 800 journals by close to 400 authors.

We try to make all these publications digitally accessible. For that reason we begun to contact all the authors and publishers to ask for their permissions. We would like you to contact us if you agree to have your publications accessible online or if we haven't contacted you yet and won't allow us to make them accessible.

The goal is to have 75% of the publications online and fully linked into the Hymenoptera Name Server by 2004. This project is supported by a grant from the Atherton-Seidall Foundation at Smithsonian Instution to Ted Schultz and Donat Agosti.

The following scientists and publishers agreed to make their publications online accessible, have not replied yet (sci. / publ.), or declined (sci. / publ).



Von: Guevork Arakelian []
Gesendet: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 7:29 PM
Betreff: Re: request for copyright permissions

Dear Donat,
You have full permission to make all my ant publications online accessible.
With best regards.
Guevork Arakelian

From: Barry Bolton
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: cairo, ants, SIWeb
Date: Friday, January 18, 2002 7:34 PM

Dear Donat,
Your proposal to get all that literature online is fine by me, but my opinion is in many cases irrelevant because you should be dealing with the Journals involved.
Barry Bolton
Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
Tel: (44) 020 7942 5531
Fax: (44) 020 7942 5229

From: Noordijk, Jinze []
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 9:47 AM
Subject: RE: reprint of myrmica schenkioides

Attachments: BoerNoordijk'05.pdf

Hello Donat Agosti,

Please find attached a pdf of the schenckiodes-paper ...

You are free to publish this on the website, with proper reference ...

If it is possible could you also mention the website of the Dutch Entomological Society, the publisher of Entomologische Berichten:

Kind regards,
Jinze Noordijk

Jinze Noordijk, PhD-Student
Wageningen University
Nature Conservation & Plant Ecology Group
Bornsesteeg 69
NL- 6708 PD Wageningen
The Netherlands

From: C. Roberto F. Brandão
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: cairo, etc.
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:36 PM

Dear Donat
This is to grant you permission to publish electronically my/our paper(s) on ant systematics. Let me know the progress of this important enterprise.

C. Roberto F. Brandão
Museu de Zoologia
Universidade de São Paulo
Av. Nazaré 481
São Paulo, SP, 04263-000
tel: 55-11-6160.0222 (lab)
fax: 55-11-6165.8133 ou 6165.3116

Von: Denis Brothers
Gesendet: Monday, May 31, 2004 6:43 PM
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: New paper

Dear Donat,
In principle, I'm very happy for you to take whatever steps are necessary to place any of my papers on the web.
PDF's are very recent so I don't have electronic versions of any except a very few recent ones.
I attach a lsit of my papers for your information.
All the best,

Prof. Denis J. Brothers, Head
School of Botany & Zoology
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X01
tel: +27 (0)33 260 5102
fax: +27 (0)33 260 5105
Please find our disclaimer at

From: doris [Brown]
To: Donat Agosti
Cc: Ted Schultz
Subject: Re: ants, Bill Brown, Cairo
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2002 6:06 PM

Dear Donat It was wonderful to hear from you and to hear that this project is underway. Of course you have my permission and full support. If you need a handwritten permission by mail where should I send It? To Ted?

From: Prof. Alfred Buschinger
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: ants
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:37 AM

Lieber Donat,

Selbstverstaendlich bin ich einverstanden, dass meine Arbeiten, oder ein Teil davon, online zugaenglich gemacht werden. Es waere eine grosse Erleichterung, gerade die aelteren Arbeiten aus dem Netz ziehen zu koennen, statt sie muehsam ueber Fernleihe zu bestellen. - Wie bei den anderen Kollegen ist halt das Problem mit dem Copyright, aber das ist anscheinend loesbar.

Viel Erfolg und alles Gute,

Prof. Dr. Alfred Buschinger
Inst. F. Zoologie, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Schnittspahnstr. 3
D-64287 Darmstadt
Tel. + 6151 163703 / Fax + 6151 164926

From: James M. Carpenter
To: Donat Agosti (E-mail)
Subject: Online publication
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 6:54 PM

Dear Donat,

This will confirm my interest in putting my publications online.

James M. Carpenter
Curator of Hymenoptera
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024, USA

(212) 769-5611
fax (212) 769-5277

17 January 2002

18 Milton Street
North Yorkshire BD 23 2 ED

Dear Donat Agosti

This is to confirm that you have my full permission to enter any of my published papers into the internet system that you and your colleagues are organising. In the long term this scheme will be of great benefit to all of us who are concerned with the zoogeography, taxonomy and ecology of Formicidae.

Yours sincerely

Cedric A. Collingwood

From: "Jacques Delabie"
To: "Donat Agosti"
Subject: Re: copyright
Date: Friday, April 19, 2002 10:55 PM

Dear Donat,
Happy to hear from you again. Wellcome in your land. It is not France, but it is a nice place... I agree to authorize the disponibility of all my publication on internet as .PDF files or whatever the mode choosen.
I am looking forwards to hear another time your voice.

From: "Dlussky"
To: "Donat Agosti"
Subject: ??: ants online
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002 9:32 AM

Dear Donat,
Some time I was in hospital (not seriously: operation of cataracta), so only now I can answer you. I like your idea about abts online. But what can I do? If you need only permission to make my publications accessible online, you have it. However if I need to prepare my publications in PDF format with illustrations, I can make, but only after September. After 20 May I'll start field work and shall return to Moscow at September.
With best regards

From: Wolfgang Dorow
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: Loboponera und Probolomyrmex
Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 11:48 AM

Lieber Donat,

vielen Dank fuer Deine Infos.

Von mir aus koennt ihr gerne meine Arbeiten (subgenus Hemioptica - dazu noch Rudy Kohout fragen und Polyrhachis schellerichae) uebernehmen. Ich weiss allerdings nicht, ob die Zeitschriften das akzeptieren. Man tritt ja seine Rechte an die ab. Weisst Du da naeheres? Meine Polyrhachis-Checkliste im CFS duerfte da noch problematischer sein, da Senckenberg den Vertrieb seiner Schriften ueber Schweizerbarth abwickelt und die etwas daran verdienen wollen. Da aber in der Liste wie in Bolton 1994 einige Fehler drin sind und mittlerweile insb. durch Rudy Kohout neues publiziert wurde, habe ich gerade eine neue Synonymliste erstellt, die ich gerne online publizieren moechte. Leider kenne ich mich damit gar nicht aus. Weisst Du, wann etwas als online-Publikation gilt (dafuer gibts ja wohl auch ISBN-Nummern oder so was)? Kann ich es etwa bei Euch einstellen? (OK von Senckenberg vorausgesetzt).

Viele Gruesse


Von: im Auftrag von Dmitry A. Dubovikoff
Gesendet: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:34 AM
Betreff: publications online

Dear Dr.Agosti!
Thank for your message! I not against presentation of my publications in online. The majority them on Russian, and when will leave translation in Entomological Review (English variant for Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie) I shall send them to you as pdf file. All new publications I as shall send to you. Once again thank, all this is very interesting.



Dmitry A. Dubovikoff
St-Petersburg State University
Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences
Department of Entomology
7/9 Universitetskaya emb.
St-Petersburg, 199 034
E-mail: (For the short messages (160 symbols GSM-text))

From: Katsuyuki Eguchi
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: Katsuyuki EGUCHI, Kagoshima Univ., Japan
Date: Friday, November 30, 2001 5:12 AM

Dear Dr. Agosti

I'm sorry that I could not reply quickly because our network system had a problem. I discussed with Prof. Yamane about the copy-right of our recent publications. We think, it is quite possible to make the papers published from the Japanese Society of Tropical Ecology ("Tropics" and "Tropics Monograph Series") online-accessible after we will ask the present chief editor. But for the other papers (published from the Entomological Society of Japan, the Japanese Society of Systematic Entomology, etc.) you would very probably need official negotiatations with them.


With my best regards,
Yours sincerely,

Katsuyuki EGUCHI

Katsuyuki EGUCHI
c/o Prof. Seiki YAMANE
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Faculty of Science, Kagoshima University,
Korimoto 1, Kagoshima 890-0065, JAPAN
Fax: 81-99-259-4720

From: Graham Elmes
Subject: Re: ants
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 4:11 PM

Dear Donat

So long as it is Ok with the publishers I have absolutely no problem with you putting any systematic ant papers which I have authored on the WEB - in fact I think it a very good idea. I am sure Radchenko will also readily give his permission.

Nice to see you are still so active in all this work - will you be in Japan this summer?

hope we meet up sometime



Graham W. Elmes BSc PhD DSc
CEH Dorset
Winfrith Technology Centre
Dorset DT2 8ZD. UK

direct dial 01305 213596
main switchboard is 01305 213500.
fax 01305 213600.


CEH web site:

From: Xavier Espadaler
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: ants, catalogue, little request
Date: Monday, August 13, 2001 7:34 PM

Dear Donat


Yes, I agree in having all my papers scanned and put on the web. But probably my will is nonsense as the copyright usually belongs to the Journals. I am sure those two spanish journal would not mind in giving the permission to scan and publish that information. If I can be of help in this let me know (I leave for a ten-days holyday tomorrow; I'll be here again on 28 August).

The kind of work you are doing will push the studies of ants without doubt. To have available bibliography on the net is to be highly prised. I have now a splendid print of those old Forel's drawing of strange ants of Madagascar in my desk. It is beginning to look even scientific...

Xavier Espadaler
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-08193 Bellaterra
fax: 34 3 5811312
phone: 34 3 5812768

NachrichtVon: John R. Fellowes []
Gesendet: Monday, November 25, 2002 2:42 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright permission

Dear Donat,
Is our Acropyga paper published?? I've written to Terayama (senior author) a couple of times, but haven't heard anything - it's taken years to get published.

It's really up to him about copyright - no problem for me.

From: Fernando Fernandez
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: New references
Date: Monday, January 14, 2002 8:53 PM


Thanks for your fast reply and also happy new year!

Yes, I wish to contribute to the fabulous proyect that you told me in your e-mail.

I think that most of my papers can be scanned, except the paper of Lenomyrmex in Systematic Entomology. In this case, yours need to contact the publisher in order to obtain the permit.

So, I send you below the list of my papers dealing with ants. You can check what papers you have and what not have, and I can send you copies or reprints of those that you not have.

I will be awaiting the good starting of the proyect and the probable support of the Smithsonian!




Fernando Fernández C.
Instituto Humboldt
Apartado Aéreo 8693
Bogotá D.C.

Instituto Humboldt
Calle 37 No. 8-40
Piso 1 Mezzanine
Bogotá D.C.

Tel. + 57 - 1 . 3406925, 2877530/14
Fax: + 57 - 1 - 2889564

Von: Brian L. Fisher [bfisher@CalAcademy.Org]
Gesendet: Thursday, July 10, 2003 11:35 AM
Betreff: Re: copyright

Dear Donat,

This is to confirm that you have full permission to make all my ant publications online accessible.

Yours sincerely

Bian Fisher

NachrichtVon: cocuyo []
Gesendet: Thursday, November 28, 2002 7:44 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: RE: request for copyright permission

Dear Agosti:
Of course, I agree, Thank you very much.

----- Original Message -----
From: agosti
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 4:34 AM
Subject: request for copyright permission

Von: André Francoeur []
Gesendet: Sunday, January 05, 2003 7:43 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright permissions

Dear Donat,

Apparently I did not yet answer this message.

You have permission to use any of my poblications on ant systematics.

Dr André Francoeur
Professeur émérite
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Centre de données sur la biodiversité du Québec
637-108 boulevard Talbot
Chicoutimi, Québec G7H 6A4
Téléphone: 418-545-5011, poste 5076
Télécopie: 418-545-5012
Résidence: 418-549-0064

From: "Robert Guesten"
To: "Donat Agosti"
Subject: Re: Strongylognathus revision
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:00 PM

Lieber Herr Agosti -

Anbei ein e-reprint von Zootaxa 20 als attachment, wie von Ihnen angefragt. Selbstverständlich können Sie diesen und ggf. meine andere(n) Arbeit(en) in aufnehmen. Was meine Wenigkeit betrifft, kommt sonst bis jetzt nur noch unser paper über die Tetramoriini Italiens in Frage - ich schicke Ihnen ein Exemplar (in Papier). Fragen Sie auch meine beiden "Mitstreiter" Matthias Sanetra und Andreas Schulz (, - die haben ja mehr anzubieten, auch ein ganz aktuelles paper.

Von kannte ich bisher nur den Namen, werde mich jetzt aber jedenfalls näher mit Ihrem Projekt beschäftigen. Das ist ja eine tolle Sache - so viel "Service" für taxonomische Arbeiten gibt´s ja bisher noch fast nirgends. Im Moment befasse ich mich in der wenigen Zeit, die mir die Sammlungsverwaltung lässt, mit Neuropteren - meine "andere" Gruppe - aber ich gedenke schon, auch mal wieder intensiver zu den Ameisen zurückzukehren.

Viele Grüsse
Robert Güsten

(...) --

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*Zoologische Abteilung
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Von: Brian Heterick []
Gesendet: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 8:14 AM
An: 'agosti'
Cc: Jonathan Majer
Betreff: RE: request for copyright permission


As discussed previously, the responsibility for releasing the information from my systematics paper online lies with the editor of Invertebrate Systematics (if I have the new name of Invertebrate Taxonomy correct). I would be happy to release this information if I have the formal approval of the editor. If approval is given, you may be able to obtain this information from the journal direct, if they have a storage facility for electronically submitted manuscripts.



< brian heterick
Department of Environmental Biology
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U 1987

From: Hirotami T. Imai
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: ants, copyright, Online publication
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:57 AM

Dear Donat,

Yes, I agree to your offer that you want to scan my scientific publications for Ant Systematics Online Publications, if you can get a copyright permission from the jornals in which my papers have been published.

Dr. Hirotami T. Imai
National Institute of genetics,
Mishima, Shizuoka-ken, 411-8540

Tel: +81-559-81-6753
Fax: +81-559-81-6716

Von: Roberto A. Keller
Gesendet: Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:46 AM
Betreff: Copyright

Dear Donat,

Please fill free to use my publications for electronic dissemination as part of your database project. Your effort is the best step forward for bringing taxonomic practice into a modern framework that takes full advantage of the technological tools available today.

Best regards,


Roberto A. Keller
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024, USA
(212) 769-5494, fax (212) 769-5277

From: Rudy Kohout
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: ants, happy new year, copyright
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 10:20 AM

Dear Donat,

Thank you for your kind e-mail. I don't have any problems with giving you my permission to make my papers on the systematics of Polyrhachis ants accessible online. I believe that this is a good way to bring the ant systematic literature to am even wider myrmecological community for use in general scientific and conservation research.

With regards and my best wishes for a successful year 2002.


Rudolf J. Kohout
Honorary Research Fellow
Higher Entomology Section
Queensland Museum
PO Box 3300
Tel: +61 7 3840 7704
Fax: +61 7 3846 1226

Von: Charles Kugler []
Gesendet: Saturday, November 23, 2002 2:21 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: AW: request for copyright permission

Dear Dr. Agosti
Good project. You have my permission to make any of my papers about Hymenoptera available on line.
Best, Charles Kugler

-- Charles Kugler
Box 6931 Radford University
Radford, VA 24142
FAX 540 831-5129
Phone: 540 831-5714

[in letter]
Annette Pfister-Kutter

Erlenbach 4. 2. 02

Lieber Herr Agosti,
vielen Dank fuer Ihr Schreiben. (...) Sofort erinnnerte ich mich an Vater's Erzaehlungen ueber Sie und Ihre liebenswuerdigen Besuche. Er hat sich immer sehr gefreut, wenn junge Leute Ameisen als wichtig erachteten, um ueber diese zu forschen. Zu seinem Leidwesen wollte keines seiner Kinder in die gleichen Fussstapfen treten, da er wohl als allwissender Vater ein zu grosses Gewicht fuer uns war.

Nun aber zu Ihrer Anfrage. Sie schreiben selbst und ich glaube es auch, dass dieses Projekt der "SIWeb" ganz im Sinne meines Vaters ist + er sich sicherlich freuen wuerde, seine Arbeiten im Internet fuer jedermann zugaenglich zu wissen. Ich nehme an, dass sie unter seinem Namen aufgefuehrt werden.
Nun wuensche ich Ihnen viel Erfolg, vielleicht sehen wir uns einmal in der Schweiz. (...)
Mit herzlichen Gruessen

Annette Pfister-Kutter

From: "Sebastien Lacau"
To: "agosti"
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:58 PM

Dear Donat,
I agree to authorize the disponibility of all my publications on internet as .PDF files or whatever the mode choosen.
Sébastien Lacau

Gesendet: Thursday, July 10, 2003 2:25 PM
Betreff: Re: copyright

Dear Donat,
Sorry I did not get back to you last year, but I had just returned from a 3 month trip to Guyana to a crush of emails. In any case, my Acropyga revision is nearly completed and in the next couple of weeks I hope it will be ready for review.
As for the on-line paper accessibility- you have my permission to place my papers on-line assuming their are no problems with the publishers. Would you like any reprints of my papers so they can be scanned in? Let me know,


Von: Christian Lauk []
Gesendet: Saturday, November 23, 2002 7:25 PM
An: Donat Agosti
Betreff: Social Insect Group & Taxonomists

Hi Donat!


Publikationen hab' ich ja bis jetzt keine, aber im Prinzip steh' ich voll dahinter, das für die Allgemeinheit zur Vefügung zu stellen. Copyright find' ich auch in anderen Bereichen fragwürdig. Sollte es von mir also irgendwann mal Publikationen geben, dann kannst du mich ja an meine jetzige Aussage erinnern.


Beste Grüße,


From: "John Lattke"
Subject: Re: ants, copyright, web development
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 13:10:54 -0800

Dear Donat:
Greetings. I would be pleased to collaborate with this project and have my papers on line. Some of the copyrights probably belong to the journals so their blessing is probably needed.

From: John T. Longino
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: cairo, ants, SIWeb, copyright
Date: Monday, January 14, 2002 11:21 PM


You have my permission to make any of my publications available on-line. Keep up the good work!

John Longino

John T. Longino
Lab I, The Evergreen State College
Olympia WA 98505 USA
Ants of Costa Rica on the Web at
Project ALAS at

Gesendet: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 3:44 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Thanks for you message!

Dear Dr. Agosti,

I received your reply well.
I discussed with Prof. soowon Cho about the copy-right of my recent publications. Maybe does you know Dr. soowon Cho?
Dr. Cho had studied both morphological and molecular systematics in America for his M.Sc., Ph.D., and postdoctorate. He majored in Lepidoptera.
I have absolutely no problem with you putting my papers which I have authored online - in fact I think it a very good idea.

Yours sincerely,

Dong-Pyeo Lyu
Dept. of Agricultural Biology
CBNU, Cheongju,
CB 361-763, Korea

Tel : 82-43-261-2553
Fax : 82-43-271-4414
C.P.: 82-17-264-1241


From: Mackay,William
To: 'Donat Agosti'
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:42 PM
Subject: RE: ants, SIWeb, your papers and information

Dear Donat:

It was great to hear from you again, and the good news about your project!
You have my permission to use anything I have published on your site. I strongly support your efforts to make material available to all. Some of it may be copyrighted and you may need permission from the publisher to use it. As I recall, anything published after 1978(?) is copyrighted, even if not explicity stated.


Good luck with your projects. I will help you as much as I can.


William P. Mackay, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Texas
El Paso, TX 79968

VOICE (915) 747-6991 or 5443
FAX (915) 747-5808

From: Jonathan Majer
To: 'Donat Agosti '
Subject: RE: cairo, SIWeb
Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 3:50 PM

Dear Donat


Good idea about putting the case studies on the web. I will contact my secretary about this. To tell you the truth, I don't know how to save this as a PDF file, but I will find out.

Brian is spending the next 6 months revamping the WA and collection. I hope that he will be able to put our collection data on the web. It is much more up to date now.


In the meantime, I will take a caiparinha on your behalf tonight.

All the best,


From: Prof. U. Maschwitz
To: 'Donat Agosti'
Subject: AW: copyright
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 10:56 AM

Lieber Donat,
ich bin selbstverständlich darüber erfreut, wenn alle Ameisensystematik aus unserer Gruppe ins Internet kommen, go ahead.


Herzliche Grüße

Von: Keiichi Masuko []
Gesendet: Saturday, November 23, 2002 6:18 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Dear Donat,

Thank you for your mails. I am delighted to agree that you make my papers online accessible.


In addition, you have listed the name S(atoshi). Kubota. I know him well and he coauthored several papers with Mamoru Terayama. However, Satoshi himself is not a taxonomist and has been left the research for some time. You may drop his name from the list. Instead, Katsusuke Yamauchi, Gifu University, should be included. He is now chiefly working on behavioral ecology , but he published some taxonomic papers with new species descriptions. Please contact him at

With best regards,


-- 増 子 恵 一
Email: Keiichi Masuko
School of Business Administration
& Institute of Natural Sciences
Senshu University
Kawasaki 214-8580 Japan
Tel. +81-44-911-0588, -0568
Fax +81-44-900-7816

Von: McArthur, Archie (SAM) []
Gesendet: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 10:49 PM
An: ''
Betreff: Formis

Dear Donat

Thank you for your email of Friday. That address would not accept my reply.

By pdf do you mean a scanned copy of early papers?.

Subject to agreement with publisher, I would be pleased to have entire contents of papers accessible via antbase. Shall I ask publishers for premission to allow (a) all contents of papers (b) summaries.
I will send latest reprints. Please state sending address.

Re No 4 in Formis "Untitled. New species of Camponotus attributed to McArthur", I suggest this be deleted as its contents are covered in No 3.

I support making taxonomic information more readily available, once the taxa has been published in a reputable jouirnal and I appreciate your efforts and I thank you very much for it.

All best wishes


Von: Mark W. Moffett []
Gesendet: Saturday, July 17, 2004 4:18 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: AW: AnTs

Dear Donat,

No problem with putting my systematics work online. I get far too much e-mail considering my travels and so if you asked before it became buried my my correspondence, sorry.




Von: Rainer Neumeyer []
Gesendet: Friday, November 22, 2002 12:33 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Aber klaro, lieber Donat, meine Erlaubnis hast Du

NachrichtVon: William Leslie Overal []
Gesendet: Friday, November 22, 2002 12:53 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Dear Dr. Donat Agosti,

I agree with your request and grant you full use of my ant systematics and faunistics papers for online access. I have other papers not included in the database, and I will send these to you as Word documents in the near future.
Best of luck in your project.


William L. Overal
Coordenação de Zoologia - Entomologia
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Caixa Postal, 399
66.040-017 Belém, Pará, BRASIL

Lab. +55-91-217-6114
Fax +55-91-274-1615
Cel. +55-91-9984-5097
Res. +55-91-246-4084

From: Alexander Radchenko
Subject: scanning of publications
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:39 PM

Dear Donat,

surely I would be glad to have my publications in Internet. So, please, you can scan, etc. But only some problems. As you know, many of my earlies publications (I think all from Zoologicheskyi Zhurnal and Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie) have been translated to English and published in Entomol. Review (Washington). But, first of all, I never seen most of them (I have only publications about Myrmica). Second, nobody shown me english variand before publication. And, third, as I see from Myrmica papers, there are too many mistakes in these English variants! Not only very bad translation (I can see this even with my quite bad English!), they used absolutely not myrmecological tarminology, etc. Moreover, in the Key the lost some couplets, many mistakes in drawings, etc., etc.

So, I think better check these English versions and correct all mistakes! Surely, I must do this work. So, if you will have electronic versions of these papers, could you send them me? Unfortunately, they are too big, but I'll give you address of any my friends who have Internet and on-line e-mail system and you can send files. But this is not for today!

What can you say?
Thanks again for the proposition.
With my best regards,
Alex Alexander Radchenko, PhD, Dr. Sci
Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Ac. Sci.
15, B. Khmelnitsky str., Kiev-30, 01-601, Ukraine
tel: (380+44) 224-8372

NachrichtVon: Carl Rettenmeyer []
Gesendet: Friday, November 22, 2002 4:58 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Yes, you have my permission to reprint or electronically duplicate any of my publications. Carl Rettenmeyer

Subject: Re: alloformica
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:03 AM

Dear Donat,

Yes, you can feel authorised to put on-line my taxonomic papers. Yet, I suspect the copyright belongs to the publishers. If I will get any information about, I will tell you asap.

Ciao e a presto

Fabrizio Rigato
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
Corso Venezia, 55
20121 Milano

phone: +39 02 884 63311
fax: +39 02 884 63281

From: Hamish Robertson
To: 'Donat Agosti'
Subject: RE: ants, happy new year, copyright, SIWeb
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002 2:54 PM

Dear Donat

I do consent to making my publications available on the Internet provided there are no copyright infringements on the publisher side.


Hamish G. Robertson
Life Sciences Division
South African Museum
P.O. Box 61
Cape Town 8000
South Africa
ph. +27 (0)21 4243330, fax +27 (0)21 4246716
Biodiversity Explorer web site:

Von: Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner & Florian M. Steiner []
Gesendet: Friday, March 14, 2003 9:07 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: AW: postal adress?

Lieber Donat!
Vielen Dank fuer die prompte und ausfuehrliche Antwort! Von Deinem/(Eurem?) Vorhaben, die systematisch-taxonomische Literatur ins Internet zu stellen haben wir natuerlich schon gehoert und halten sehr viel davon! Wir sind rechtlich nicht versiert und wissen daher nicht, inwieweit eine Erklaerung per email ausreicht. Wenn ja, dann erklaeren wir hiemit, dass wir damit einverstanden sind, dass unsere Publikationen im Rahmen von antbase ins Internet gestellt werden.

Herzliche Gruesse

-- Birgit Schlick-Steiner & Florian Steiner
Institut für Zoologie
Universität für Bodenkultur
Gregor Mendelstraße 33
A-1180 Wien

From: "Stefan Schoedl"
To: "Donat Agosti"
Subject: Re: ants, copyright, SIWeb
Date: Friday, February 15, 2002 2:52 PM

Lieber Donat,

Ich habe beim Herausgeber der "Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien" nachgefragt, er sieht kein Problem darin, die Arbeit online zu stellen. Betreffend der zweiten Arbeit in "Entomological Problems" kann ich nicht sagen wie es mit dem copyright aussieht. "Editor in Chief" ist Ilja Okáli, Slovak National Museum, Museum of Natural History, Vajanského nabrezie 2, 814 36 Bratislava, Slovakia e-mail:

Die Titel der beiden Arbeiten lauten (Sonderdrrucke sollten bei Dir sein):

SCHÖDL, S. 1998: Taxonomic revision of Oriental Meranoplus F. Smith, 1853 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 100B: 361-394.
SCHÖDL, S. 1999: Description of Meranoplus birmanus sp.n. from Myanmar, and the first record of M. bicolor (GUERIN-MÉNEVILLÉ) from Laos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Entomological Problems 30 (2): 61-65.

Ich hoffe demnächst wieder etwas über die Gattung zu publizieren

mit besten Grüßen


Dr. Stefan Schödl
2. Zoologische Abteilung - Hymenopteren
Naturhistorisches Museum
Burgring 7
A-1014 Wien

NachrichtVon: Seifert, Bernhard []
Gesendet: Friday, November 01, 2002 12:37 PM
An: 'agosti'
Betreff: AW: ameisen, urheberrecht

Kennzeichnung: Zur Nachverfolgung
Kennzeichnungsstatus: Gekennzeichnet

Lieber Donat,

ich halte für ein wichtiges Projekt. Was die Verlagshäuser dazu sagen kann ich nicht beurteilen. Von meiner Seite gibt es kaum Probleme und ich stimme zumindest dem Lesbarmachen meiner Publikationen ausnahmlos zu.
Eine Frage betrifft aber die Möglichhkeit des Weiterverwendung von Abbildungen durch dritte. Wenn sich z.B. jemand über das Internet meine Zeichnungen in erstklassiger Wiedergabe aneignen und in seine eigenen Publikationen überführen könnte, würde mich das doch sehr verbittern. Ich nehme allerdings an, dass ein potentieller Missbrauch der mühsam erstellten Zeichnungen durch die geringe Auflösung der online-Reproduktionen wenig lohnend ist, dass sich also ein Diebstahl gar nicht lohnt ? Mit welcher Auflösung werden denn die Bilder eingescannt ?

Mal ganz abgesehen davon, dass letzten Endes alle Originalbeschreibungen enthalten sollte, bin ich der Meinung, dass die über Fernleihe schwer beschaffbaren älteren Arbeiten vorrangig in hineingebracht werden sollten. Neuere Arbeiten kann man sich meist leichter beschaffen. Je älter eine Arbeit ist desto weniger Copyright-Probleme sollten zudem auftreten.

Viele Grüsse


From: Roy Snelling
Subject: misc
Date: Thursday, November 01, 2001 7:50 PM



I will send copies of available reprints (social Hymenoptera only) to you care of James at New York. How do I access your online ant bibliography to download copies?

Our LACM publications are not copyrighted, so I do not expect any problems there. I think the only things that are copyrighted are my chapter on SYSTEMATICS OF SOCIAL HYMENOPTERA from "Social Insects", edited by Henry Hermann (Academic Press, 1981) and the chapter, REVISIONARY NOTES ON THE FUNGUS GROWING ANTS OF THE GENUS CYPHOMYRMEX, RIMOSUS GROUP with Jack Longino, edited by Quintero & Aiello ("Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica", Oxford University Press, 1992).


Best wishes,


Von: [Gordon Snelling]
Gesendet: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:04 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: URL changes??

Donat yes you have my permission. (...)
Gordon (...)

New World army Ants

Notes from Underground

NachrichtVon: Dr Brian Taylor []
Gesendet: Friday, November 22, 2002 2:30 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Dear Donat,

I am very happy to give you permission as requested below -


Brian Taylor

From: agosti
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 10:53 AM
Subject: request for copyright waver

Dear Brian

We kindly would like to ask your permission to make your ant systematics and faunistics paper online accessible.

Ted Schultz and myself are working on the 'William L. Brown Digital Ant Systematics Publications Library' project to make the entire ant systematics literature online accessible, that is at least all the publications which include descriptions or change of status. All the publications will be served at the moment as pdf documents, either complete or page by page, allowing to produce direct links from citations at the ant name server. The project is funded partially through the Atherton Seidall Foundation at the Smithsonian Institution, and the service is free of charge. Master copies will be archived as tif files at the Smithsonian Institution and the American Museum of Natural History.

The current entry point is through, from where through an author search access to the full text publications is provided. At the very moment close to 900 publications are available, and by the end of 2003 we expect to offer over 3,000.

To work around the copyright issues, we need your permission, as well as those of the publishers. For that reason, we are asking you and the publishers. The status of this work is given at

In a next step, we will OCR relevant publications and mark them up in XML to allow intelligent searches of the documents.

If you are interested, we would like you to send in future copies of your new systematics publications to

Donat Agosti

Re: request for copyright waver
Von: Mamoru Terayama []
Gesendet: Monday, November 25, 2002 4:49 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Dear Donat
We kindly would like to ask your permission to make your ant systematics and faunistics paper online accessible.
Thank you so much for your e-mail. It is no problem to make my ant paper online accessible.
.If you are interested, we would like you to send in future copies of your new systematics publications
Ok, I will send my reprints about ant systematics.

Mamoru Terayama, Dr. Sci.

2-12-29, Naka-cho, Iwatsuki,
Saitama, 339-0054 Japan
TEL & FAX: Jpn-48-757-2006

From: Alberto Tinaut
To: "Donat Agosti"
Subject: Re: copyright permissions
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002 1:12 PM

Dear Donat Agosti, it is a pleasure to get you permision to make my publications accesible on line. If you need some special help from me please let me know. As you probably know I have some titles now on line. I send you attached these files on PDF.

With my best wishes, Alberto Tinaut

From: James C. Trager
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: copyright waver
Date: Friday, February 01, 2002 2:14 AM

Dear Donat:

You may, of course, scan my publications, assuming the publishers don't mind. To what address shall I mail these?

The published version of the "Conomyrma" (now Dorymyrmex) paper contains a serious misprinting , a page in the wrong place, so let me send you a corrected reprint that I obtained after the fact. Also, there is a line left out of the Paratrechina key, in the lug that identifies P. parvula, so I'll send a corrected version of that page, or maybe a copy of the whole thing with handwritten corrections of all the typos that ended up in it would be even better. (At least I didn't write it in Russian and undergo the indignities of poor translation that Prof. Radchenko suffered!) I'm really looking forward to reading your papers, and some others of which I have no copies.

Thanks for making this effort to disseminate the recent ant literature, an important undertaking, indeed!

Best regards,

James C. Trager
Shaw Nature Reserve
P.O. Box 38
Gray Summit MO
63039 USA

From: Phil S. Ward
To: 'Donat Agosti'
Subject: RE: placing publications online
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 12:04 AM

Dear Donat,

(...) I am completely in favor of having my publications (and those of others) available online on the SIWeb page. This will be a helpful innovation for ant systematics. Unfortunately the copyright of most of my papers lies with the publisher, from whom you would have to get permission. So you have my acquiescence, but you would still need to get the go-ahead from Blackwell (for articles in Systematic Entomology), CSIRO (Invertebrate Taxonomy; Australian Journal of Zoology); Linnean Society of London (Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society), etc.

With best regards,


Philip S. Ward
Department of Entomology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616, USA
ph: 530-752-0486

From: Karen Gossel
Subject: Cairo, ants, copy right waver
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002 9:47 AM

Sehr geehrter Herr Agosti

Im Auftrag von Herrn Wehner teile ich Ihnen mit, dass Sie natürlich sein Einverständnis haben können, die publizierten Ameisensystematikarbeiten auf dem Social Insects World Wide Web zugänglich zu machen.

Mit freundlichen Grüssen

Karen Gossel

Karen Gossel
Secretary of Prof. R. Wehner
Department of Zoology
University of Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland

Tel. ++41 1 635 48 30
Fax ++41 1 635 57 16

Von: Erwin Widodo []
Gesendet: Monday, November 25, 2002 3:19 AM
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Dear Donat.

Let me appologise of being late on aswering your mail.

I am definitely agree with all the suggestion and offers, but none of the material we have are digitalized and I am not sure how long this will take since I am now writting my thesis. I'll make sure once I settle this papers, I'll really put my time on your requests. I am really antusias on this but forgive me for this technical condition.

Keep in touch


Von: Alexander Wild []
Gesendet: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 7:12 PM
An: agosti
Betreff: RE: request for copyright waver

Hi Donat. You certainly have my permission, although I'm not sure which 'paper' you refer to, the only real online paper I have is the first paper in this bulletin, which you are more than welcome to add:

Alex Wild

To: Donat Agosti
Cc: Edward O. Wilson ;
Subject: Online ant literature
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 8:08 PM

Dear Donat:

I enthusiastically support the project to put online the entire ant systematics literature, and of course you may include mine. That is, all except the forthcoming Pheidole monograph (due out with certainty this year). HUP needs to work out copyright problems, but then, and following a decent interval allowing book sales, I would expect the contents will be available for the Internet.

Your project will be a major step in "liberating" myrmecology for the coming century's advances.

WIth best wishes,



Gesendet: Monday, November 25, 2002 3:29 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: request for copyright waver

Dear Dr.Agosti,

Thank you very much for your mail.
Do you received previous 2 mail from me ?
Of course.I permit my papers to on line.Right now,most my papers were written by Thai.However,I will write my papers by English in the near future.Afterthat I will inform you suddenly.I am very happy to join you.

I would like to inform you please add my ant museum in a part of your database.

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Decha W.
[Decha Wiwatwitay]

From: Xu Zhenghui
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: ants
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2001 6:10 PM

Dear Dr. Agosti,

Thank you for the mail. I am glad to know you are now helping to scan the publications on ants taxonomy in order to make them accessible over the Internet. It's a good idea. I'm certainly agree with your idea and allow you to scan every piece of my paper so as to let everybody who interested in ant taxonomy to read and use my papers.
Best regards,

XU Zhenghui

From: Seiki Yamane
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: Ant book
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 2:36 AM

Dear Donat,
I am sorry for my delay in replying you.
Yes, I agee to you to make my publications on line.


Best regards, Seiki

From: Shanyi Zhou
Subject: Re: your ant book
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2002 2:13 AM

Dear Dr. Agosti,


And, I am interesting to make my other publications accessible via the Internet. I will collect all my publictions and send them to you as soon as posible.

Sincerely Yours,

Zhou Shanyi
Department of Biology
Guangxi Normal University
Guilin, Guangxi 541004


Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien

Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz

Von: Xylander, Willi []
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Februar 2005 18:20
An: 'Donat Agosti'
Betreff: AW: Bewilligung zur online Veröffentlichung von Ameisen Arbeiten in den Berichten

Lieber Herr Agosti,

ich stimme hiermit der Veröffentlichung der Literatur über Ameisten, die in unseren Zeitschriften "Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz" und "Peckiana" erschienen sind oder zukünftig erscheinen bis auf Widerruf zu.

Ich wünsche Ihnen bei Ihrer Arbeit viel Erfolg.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Willi Xylander

Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander
- Direktor -
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz
Tel. +49-(0)3581-4760-0
Fax: +49-(0)3581-4760-101

Acta Entomologica Sinica

Von: Shan-yi Zhou []
Gesendet: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 8:15 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Publications online

Kennzeichnung: Zur Nachverfolgung
Kennzeichnungsstatus: Gekennzeichnet

Dear Donat,

The editor of Acta Entomologica Sinica, Mss. Nan Yang, gave me an answer on making the ant systematics publications in the journal online. She said that you can make the publication online.Would you please let her know the titles of the publications when you make them online?

Miss Yang's e-maill address is

Best Regards,

Shanyi Zhou
College of Life Sciences
Guangxi Normal University
Guilin, Guangxi 541004

American Museum Novitates: American Museum of Natural History

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: American Museum of Natural History

Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"

Gesendet: Freitag, 20. Januar 2006 08:33
An: Donat Agosti
Betreff: Re: AW: reprint

Kennzeichnung: Zur Nachverfolgung
Kennzeichnungsstatus: Gekennzeichnet

Dear Donat,
answering to your inquiry, I am glad to inform you that I give you the permission to make online accessible the ant systematic works published in the pages of our serials "Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"" and "Doriana", edited by Genoa Museum, except the papers of the last five years.

So, at the moment you can use Annali since 1870 to 2001 and Doriana since 1949 to 2001. In 2007 you will be allowed to use papers published in 2002 and so on for the future. Anyway all the very important papers by Emery will be available for ant scientists. Best wishes for your project

Sincerely yours,


Dr. Roberto Poggi
Director of the
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "Giacomo Doria"
Via Brigata Liguria 9
16121 Genova (Italy)

Tel. 010/564567 or 010/582171 Fax 010/566319
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard


[By letter]

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

13 June 2002

Donat Agosti
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
8032 Zürich

Dear Dr. Agosti

Director James J. McCarthy has approved permission to use the attached material from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Your copy of the permission request is enclosed. The Director has waived the fees for the copyrighted material. However, permission is granted for on-time use only. If you would like to use the material again, please submit another Permission Request form.

Please be sure to credit the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Harvard University as noted on the Permission Request form. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the terms of the permission.



Andrea A. Prill
Assistant to the Director


Revista Entomologica: Franciscan Fathers

Entomological Society of America

Von: Alan Kahan []
Gesendet: Monday, April 05, 2004 7:40 AM
An: Donat Agosti
Betreff: Re: copyright request

April 5, 2004

Dr. Donat Agosti
Senior NRC Fellow
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Mail Stop 300-227
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

Dear Dr. Agosti,

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) grants permission to and the Hymenoptera Name Server to make all those individual articles published by the ESA which deal with ant systematics to be online accessible as PDF documents, and at a later stage, as full text in XML. There is one condition to this permission, which is that only an article two years old or older than its publication date may be used.

Please ensure that the proper citation or credit is provided for each article.


Alan Kahan
Director of Communications
Entomological Society of America
10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 100
Lanham, MD 20706-4876
Phone: 301-731-4535, ext.3020
Fax: 301-731-4538

Entomological Problems

From: "Zorianova Katarina"
Subject: ants.copyright,SIWeb
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 8:10 AM

Dear colleague,
in a case of coll. Schedl who published his work in Entomological Problems 30/2/,1999, agree with its publishing on internet.
Yours sincerely
Ilja Okáli

Fauna of Saudi Arabia

Von: Dr. Friedhelm Krupp []
Gesendet: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 3:01 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: Fauna of Arabia - peer review of manuscript on Formicidae

Dear Dr. Agosti,


Once published, you are welcome to make the paper available on antbase. The authors and the editors will be pleased to have this paper published online. Since 2000 we are providing authors with electronic reprints (pdf) and will probably make "Fauna of Arabia", which is a not for profit periodical, available online soon.

We will send you the pdf once it is available, I made a note in the file.

Once again many thanks and kind regards,

Friedhelm Krupp

Insectes Sociaux

Von: Johan Billen []
Gesendet: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 10:20 AM
An: Steinebrunner Daniela
Betreff: copyright issues

Dear Daniela,

During the International Committee meeting of IUSSI at the Sapporo congress, Dr. Donat Agosti (American Museum of Natural History) communicated on the idea of making taxonomic information of ants widely available on the web. This information for the greater part is contained in scientific publications, so also in our own Insectes Sociaux. Making this information widely available, however, will also have to do with copyright issues. This idea got unanimous support from the IUSSI-delegates, for practical arrangements on this issue, Dr. Agosti will be in touch with you directly (

With best regards,

Prof. Johan Billen
Zoological Institute K.U.Leuven
Naamsestraat 59
B-3000 Leuven (Belgium)
tel (32) 16 323975
fax (32) 16 324575
e-mail :

Von: Daniela Steinebrunner []
Gesendet: Monday, October 21, 2002 11:28 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Re: WG: copyright issues, insectes sociaux

Sehr geehrter Herr Agosti

Vielen Dank fuer Ihren Anruf von letzter Woche, mit dem Sie mich an meine laengst faellige Antwort erinnern.

Nachdem wir Ihr Anliegen bei uns im Verlag besprochen haben, freuen wir uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu koennen, dass wir grundsaetzlich damit einverstanden sind, die passenden Arbeiten der Zeitschrift «Insectes Sociaux» im pdf-Format ueber Ihre Website frei zugaenglich zu machen. Selbstverstaendlich setzen wir voraus, dass die Originalquelle korrekt und vollstaendig zitiert wird. Mir ist bei der Auflistung der Arbeiten auch aufgefallen, dass sie lediglich mit einer Nummer versehen sind, so dass man auf den ersten Blick keine Chance hat zu erkennen, woher der Beitrag uebernommen wurde.

Bei dieser Gelegenheit fragen wir Sie auch an, ob Sie im Gegenzug bereit sind, an geeigneten Stellen auf Ihrer Homepage (z.B. auf der Startseite: einen Link zur Homepage unserer Zeitschrift «Insectes Sociaux» zu schalten. Die korrekte Adresse davon waere: Dies wuerde uns sicher helfen, den Bekanntheitsgrad der Zeitschrift zu vergroessern und dadurch auch den einen oder anderen Leser dazu ermutigen, die Zeitschrift zu abonnieren. Auch einen aktiven Link bei der Erwähnung von IUSSI ( ) ist bestimmt auch im Sinne der Gesellschaft. Die IUSSI Mitglieder sind berechtigt, die Zeitschrift zu einem stark reduzierten Spezialpreis zu abonnieren.

Sollten Sie fuer die Aufbereitung der Daten unsere Hilfe benoetigen, bitte ich Sie, sich ungeniert an mich zu wenden.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Daniela Steinebrunner
Daniela Steinebrunner
Journal Product Manager
Birkhaeuser Verlag AG
PO Box 133
CH - 4010 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: 0041 61 20 50 726 (direct)
Fax: 0041 61 20 50 791

Journal of Hymenoptera Research

From: Lynn Kimsey
To: Donat Agosti
Cc: ; ; ; ; ;
Subject: (...)[copyright waver from ISH
Date: Friday, January 25, 2002 6:17 PM


As far as I understand from checking with the other board members of ISH, it's fine for you to go ahead, as long as you have the author's permission. The theory being that its the author's responsibility to know the copyright issues with their papers. So go ahead.


Journal of the New York Entomological Society

Subject: J N.York Ent.Soc publications
Date: Friday, March 01, 2002 6:39 AM

Dear Donat -

In my capacity as editor of the Journal of the New York Entomological Society, I have no objection to your making our content regarding ants available on your database via the web. Since the Journal is not copyrighted, it may, in my opinion, be treated as open scientific literature. It is uncertain as to whether authors of individual articles retain copyright to their particular submissions, but as a matter of course we recommend contacting authors prior to reproducing their material. From the standpoint of the Society, however, I have no objection to your desire to further disseminate the Journal's information.


- Dan Polhemus, Editor, Journal of the New York Entomological Society

Memoirs of the Myrmecological Society of Japan

From: Hirotami T. Imai
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: Re: cairo
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 3:03 AM

Dear donat,

The paper entitled "Memoirs of the Myrmecological Society of Japan Vol. 1" was already scaned by Dr. Kihara (a member of our database group), because we need to use it in our revised version (Ant image database (Japan) 2002). However, it is possible to use it if you want. Do you want to downroad it or link it?



Dr. Hirotami T. Imai
National Institute of genetics,
Mishima, Shizuoka-ken, 411-8540

Tel: +81-559-81-6753
Fax: +81-559-81-6716

Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft

From: Christian Kropf
Subject: copyright SEG
Date: Friday, December 07, 2001 11:08 AM

Sehr geehrter Herr Agosti,

Ich freue mich Ihnen mitzuteilen, dass der Vorstand der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft beschlossen hat, das copyright fuer Artikel aus den Mitt. Schweiz. Ent. Ges. zu erteilen. Ich muesste von Ihnen nun wissen, an wen das copyright genau gehen soll, an Sie persoenlich, an das American Museum of Natural History?

Mit besten Gruessen aus Bern,
Christian Kropf

Dr. Christian Kropf
Natural History Museum Berne,
Department of Invertebrates,
Bernastrasse 15
CH-3005 Berne

Phone: ++41 31 350 7260.
Fax: ++41 31 350 7499

Orbis biblicus et orientalis

Von: Bickel Zignani [] Gesendet: Sunday, February 23, 2003 9:52 PM An: Betreff: Rép.: ameisen in deinen Büchern

Dear Donat,

On behalf of the editorial board of the series Orbis biblicus et orientalis I am pleased to inform you that you are most welcome to make part of the book of P. Riede, 2002, Im Spiegel der Tiere accessible on your internet site. Please indicate the complete reference of the book next to the citation.

With all best wishes

Susanne Bickel


To: "Donat Agosti"
Subject: Re: ants, psyche
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2002 12:21 AM

Dear Dr. Agosti:

As the Managing Editor of Psyche, I grant permission to scan for the internet the 274 articles published in Psyche listed on the spreadsheet sent me 7 February 2002.


K. M. Horton
Managing Editor, Psyche

Revista Entomologica: Franciscan Fathers

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:27:32 +0000
From: "C. Roberto F. Brandão"
Organization: Museu de Zoologia da USP
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.6 (Macintosh; I; PPC)
X-Accept-Language: en,pt-BR,pdf
To:, Donat Agosti
Subject: Museu de Zoologia ant publications

Dear Tom
Donat sent me an email on the Museu de Zoologia ant publications. I had to discuss the issue with the Museu Director, who asked for some informtion given by our librarian.
With this in hands we can state that we are interested in this collaboration, and are willing to allow the AMNH digitize, mark-up and use the ant papers published in Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia and Arquivos de Zoologia, for non-profit purposes.
Please let me know if there is any issue of the magazines missing.
With my very best regards,


C. Roberto F. Brandão
Museu de Zoologia
Universidade de São Paulo
Av. Nazaré 481
São Paulo, SP, 04263-000
tel: 55-11-6160.0222 (lab)
fax: 55-11-2743455/2743690

Revue Suisse de Zoologie

Gesendet: Monday, March 22, 2004 4:57 AM
An: agosti
Betreff: Réf. : copyright waver for Revue Suisse Zoologique

Sehr geehrter Herr Agosti,
Als Herausgeber der Revue suisse de Zoologie gebe ich die Erlaubnis, die Publikationen der RSZ, Ameisensystematik betreffend, online via und die Bill Brown Memorial Digital Library (Smithsonian) zugaenglich zu machen, unter folgenden Bedingungen:
a) die Veroeffentlichung muss eindeutig als Publikation der Revue suisse de Zoologie identifizierbar sein, die Quellenangabe muss die Anschrift des Herausgebers beinhalten (Muséum d'histoire naturelle, case postale 6434, 1211 Genève 6;
b) die Zur-Verfuegung-Stellung ist dem "one-time use" unterworfen, fuer zusaetzlichgen Gebrauch muessen jeweils neue Anfragen eingereicht werden.

Mit aufrichtigen Gruessen und besten Wuenschen zum Erfolg Ihres Projektes, Volker Mahnert

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia

Gesendet: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 5:55 PM
Betreff: AW: online publications: permission

The Council of the RSSA has considered your request, and has acceded to it in principle. apart from standard matters like copyright, there are three considerations you should note: 1. for staff reasons, we cannot provide the .pdf files immediately;
2. RSSA is considering the development of the TRSSA to include electronic publication. When this is achieved, access to individual papers might preferably be achieved by a hyperlink. Whatever the outcome, we shall need to reconsider electronic publication elsewhere (such as your site) at that time; and
3. this permission applies only to the following:
Wheeler in Vols 39, 40, 41
McArthur & Shattuck in Vol 125
Shattuck & McArthur in Vol 126
McArthur in Vol 127.
I shall be overseas from 21 August to 3 October 2003. During this time I shall access my email, but it will be better for you to deal with John Jennings, whose email address is on this letter. With best wishes, Oliver Mayo CSIRO Livestock Industries
+ 61 8 8305 0601
+ 61 421 908 319

Tropics Monograph Series; Japanese Society of Tropical Ecology

From: Katsuyuki Eguchi
Subject: about the copy-right
Date: Monday, January 07, 2002 5:39 AM

Dear Dr. Agosti

Happy new year 2002!

I got an official answer from the present chief editor about the copy-right of the my publication on TROPICS Monograph Series. The Japanese Society of Tropical Ecology has not so far taken the necessary procedures to have the copy-right of articles on "TROPICS". So, each author(s) should have the copy-right of his(their) article.

I would like to ask you to make my article on "TROPICS Monograph Series No. 2" accessible online.

With my best regards,
Yours sincerely,


Katsuyuki EGUCHI
c/o Prof. Seiki YAMANE
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Faculty of Science, Kagoshima University,
Korimoto 1, Kagoshima 890-0065, JAPAN
Fax: 81-99-259-4720

Asked for permission - no reply yet


T. M. Musthak Ali (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Craig Angus (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
M.L. Baena (email: 11 / 20 /2002; )
J.M. Barandica (email: 11 / 20 /2002; )
Sean Brady (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Henry Cagniant (email: 11 / 20 /2002; )
Stefan Cover (email: 31/1/2002)
Ivan Cardoso do Nascimento (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Daniel Cherix (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Y.C. Arthur Chung (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Jerry L. Cook (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Stefan Cover (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Fabiana Cuezzo (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Maria de Andrade (email: 1/14/2002)
Maria De Andrade (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Mark Deyrup (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Bodo H. Dietz (email: 11 / 20 /2002; )
Marc DuBois(email: 3/25/2002)
Mark DuBois (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Harold G. Fowler (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Charles Gaspar (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
William Gotwald (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Yoshiaki Hashimoto (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Kye Hedlund (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Moises Velez Hoyos (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Marko Karaman (email: 11 / 20 /2002; markoka@cg.yu)
Byung-Jin Kim (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Joshua Kugler (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Anastasios Legakis (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Mary Maryati (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Maurizio Mei (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Joachim Moog (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Kazuo Ogata (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Sean O'Keefe (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Keiichi Onoyama (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Seong-Joon Park (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Ivan Petrov (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
James Pitts (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Corrie Saux (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Riitta Savolainen (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Ted R. Schultz (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Stefen Welton Taber (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Robert W. Taylor (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Manfred Verhaag (email: 11 / 20 /2002;
Bert Vierbergen (email: 11 / 20 /2002;


Harvard Univeristy Press(email: 3/7/2002)
Sociobiology(email: 1/29/2002)
Systematic Entomology (email: 1/29/2002; 3/3/2002)

Permission declined or restricted


Cesare Baroni Urbani, by phone, June 2001

From: Steve Shattuck
To: Donat Agosti
Subject: AntBase
Date: Thursday, April 04, 2002 9:32 AM

Hi Donat,

Thanks for the reminder regarding participating in your databasing activities. Unfortunately I'm not comfortable with getting too involved at this stage. I find your handling of Barry's catalogue and going against his wishes very disappointing. Until that matter can be settled and credit given where credit is due I'm more comfortable keeping my distance.

Thanks, Steve

Steve Shattuck
CSIRO Entomology


Invertebrate Zoology

Subject: RE: Adding data on Aussie ants
Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 2:20 AM

Dear Donat,

Thank you for your message.

Further to Camilla Myers' response to Brian Heterick (please see below), I regret to advise that we cannot grant you the permission to make our journal papers available online elsewhere for the same reason that Camilla has already indicated. However, you are most welcome to include in SIweb only the Abstracts of any relevant papers from the Invertebrate Systematics journal and set up a link to our website: Interested parties can then obtain access to the papers directly from the website, using the pay-for-view system.

This permission to include in your website only the Abstracts is given without charge but would appreciate full acknowledgement to the source material and CSIRO as the original publisher of the information by including this credit line:

Reproduced from Invertebrate Systematics (add Authors' names and Year of publication here), with permission of CSIRO PUBLISHING

With best wishes,

Carla Flores
Rights & Permissions
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Collingwood, Victoria 3066

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Journal of Natural History

From: "Richard Steele"
To: "'Andrew Polaszek'" ; "'Donat Agosti'"
Cc: "Helen Ashe (E-mail)"
Subject: RE: journal of natural history, copyright waiver
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:33 PM

fao Donat Agosti

Dear Donat Agosti:

Dr Polaszek has shared your enquiry.

Full text posting of articles from the Journal is not appropriate: the journal is published in simultaneous online and print editions - see Journal of Natural History - and has been since January 1999.

There is no question of waiving copyright as you suggest.

We would be happy to set up a reciprocal link between the two web sites - visitors to our site can search titles and abstracts (free of charge), and subscribers can access full text.

Thank you for your interest.

Richard Steele
Editorial Director
Taylor & Francis Journals

Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute

From: dr_x
Cc: Carpenter, Jim
Subject: Re: bolton's dacetines
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:04 PM

Dear Donat:


As to your usage of the Bolton revision, the AEI has no problems with the citation of species lists or distributional data, but keys, descriptions, illustrations, etc. may not be put on your website.

Best wishes,


David Wahl
American Entomological Institute
3005 SW 56th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32608-5047
Telephone/FAX: (352) 377-6458

Frustra alii strepitum cupiuant evadere mundi;
Hic sociis remanet Instituti Americani Entomologiae quies


From: "Kistner, David"
To: "'Donat Agosti'"
Subject: RE: ants, Sociobiology, copyrights
Date: Monday, July 16, 2001 9:58 PM
The project sounds interesting. However will there be any fee payment to the journals you will be referencing? This is a private enterprise journal and we are not interested in giving away information except on a fee payment per use basis.

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