A revolution in taxonomic practice is underway that will make taxonomy an even more reliable source of information for ecologists. The process by which information available in or converted into from non-digital sources, standardized electronic format is collated analysed and synthesised into a digital representation of one or more taxon concepts. The end product of which is a combination of outputs in both digital and non-digital format. Cyber taxonomy should not be confused with the practice of creating databases of taxonomic information. Databases are an integral part of the process, but cybertaxonomy refers to a wide range of hardware, software, instrumentation, communication tools, and work practices that collectively allow taxonomists to do their work more efficiently while maintaining the highest levels of excellence.