What is Trunity? Trunity is a web-hosted group publishing platform on which anyone or organization can build scaleable, group managed websites and networked communities without technical skills. Watch video T runity integrates authoring, blogging, news, events, multimedia, and social networking functionality into a unified platform with robust collaboration and content management functionality, giving individuals and organizations a new and extremely cost-effective way to develop online content and catalyze community activity. The Trunity platform also features a unique federated directory , content sharing and user identity functionality, enabling powerful new types of collaborations — not just within communities but also across multiple organizations or networks of web sites. <ul><li>Organized like a “mirror of the world around us.” </li></ul>FWII’s new DSN Platform for Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
Emerging Markets ‘Firsts’ Content Management Systems (CMS): First fully-hosted CMS . Until now, the two best options for content management on the web were self-hosted open source products like Drupal or Joomla or expensive full-service proprietary systems. The TrUnity Platform meets the typical requirements for 90% of this market for no more than the cost of inexpensive web hosting ($8.00/month). Institutional Repository/Digital Archive: The TrUnity platform meets the international standard for digital archiving and it is the first fully hosted one . The reason so few museums, libraries, and Universities have not implemented web-based digital archives is because of the tremendous technical administrative and management costs of each installation. White-label Social Publishing: Each TrUnity community web site is in effect, its own social network. But with professional standards content management capabilities and cross platform content sharing and collaboration between communities. The TrUnity platform establishes a new benchmark in web publishing .
Technical Advantage <ul><li>Trunity is easy. No technical barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because no special “technical” skills are required to build and manage portals, no more barriers between those with the knowledge and those seeking knowledge on the world wide web. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All Content type support Dublin Core (int’l standard for digital publishing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases the value and permanance of FWII/ASEAN informational assets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each group/portal is autonomous within networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships between portals within network are by mutual consent and each portal is the primary entry point for it’s network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trunity supports the formation of three dimensional networks (networks within networks). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for the seamless, federated distribution of content, entire topics and related discussion. </li></ul></ul>FWII
Strategic Advantage <ul><li>Powerful, scaleable enterprise publishing and editorial review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic standard peer-review editorial process flow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to existing human rights document archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over one hundred of the core human rights declarations, treaties and laws available to re-publish and organize in your own network. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability to easily build first class online educational resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build multimedia enabled virtual classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private and secure investigation, communication and documentation of human rights violations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trunity supports the ability to integrate secure, private portals within public networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased access and productivity of interns and volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portals can be managed from any computer with a Internet connection </li></ul></ul>FWII
Economic Advantage <ul><li>No out of pocket cost to build initial FWII Deep Social Network (DSN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trunity and FWII will work together with FWII to develop and solicit funding for technology capacity, training and expansion of online educational resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to form and seek funding as a Digital Universe (DU) Steward Coalition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the same platform, The Digital Universe Foundation is sponsoring the creation of the most trusted network of informational portals on The Internet. ASEAN* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highly respected existing user community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts in science, education, economic development and human rights. </li></ul></ul>FWII *The National Council for Science and The Environment (NCSE) who is also the secretariat for the DU Earth Portal Coalition recently secured multi-year funding to “ create a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change ” on the Trunity platform
Content Management System (CMS) <ul><li>Scaleable </li></ul><ul><li>Directory Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Fully Web-Hosted (accessible from any web connected computer) </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, Easy, Powerful </li></ul>
Library Science Organize and publish thousands of documents and other content using ‘best practices’ in Library Science Organize Content
Institutional Digital Archive Supports the “Dublin Core” International Standard for Digital Archives. Scaleable. Powerful enough for Universities, Museums and large Corporations.
Group Publishing Unprecedented authoring, group publishing and editorial controls
Web 3.0 Architecture Powerful new types of collaboration, not just within communities but also across multiple organizations and communities. Web 3.0 Architecture
Virtual Classroom TrUnity Websites allow ANY teacher, school, university to create a virtual classroom & online courses.
Global Collaboration A Berkana community exchange ideas and co-create new solutions. “ We hope the practice of upcycling will become a natural way of living—that it becomes just what we do by sharing stories from around the world .”
International Partnership The Pax Natura Foundation Is an alignment of scientist, landowners, corporations, universities and governments around the world. The TrUnity platform allows them to collaborate and publish under academic standards, an ever-growing resource, professionally organized and easy to manage independently or collectively.
Small Non-Profits Human Rights Education Center of Utah Why pay thousands of dollars over years for HTML websites they you update? Now an active board can build and manage a real educational, informative public resource AND integrate curriculum, student projects, membership, events, volunteers and more…
Candidate DUF Portal Diabetes Info Portal Experts form editorial committees to steward Digital Universe Portals. Several leading researchers initiated the Diabetes Information Portal (DIP) project in early 2007. For the last eighteen months, they have been preparing informatics foundations and concepts as published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2008 and in partnership with several medical research institutions. They are in the process of forming a coalition of the world's top scientists in the field of Diabetes to participate as editors and expect to apply for Digital Universe status this fall. Such status allows them to apply for federal grants as a partner.
What is a Directory It can be an ontological expression of context, of order or disorder of wide perception or narrow.
What is a Taxonomy? The backbone of the TrUnity Platform is expressed here as a table of contents. But it could be an ontology of a particular subject area or personal perspective of world view.