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An updated overview of the Nodes Portal Toolkit plan.

An updated overview of the Nodes Portal Toolkit plan.

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  • Community Development ofPortals within the GBIF Network A primer
  • Joint collaboration demonstrates strength of GBIF network• Nodes require national/regional portals to engage their local communities• Collaboration is cost-efficient• Common platform supports re-use of components
  • Four high-level requirements• Use case 1: A simple, hosted web site• Use case 2: A collaborative web development platform• Use case 3: Access to processed GBIF data• Use case 4: Access to local, raw data
  • The NPT is• A website construction platform• Extensible to accommodate custom needs – New features added by Nodes community – Shared with other Nodes• Flexible in regard to hosting – May be installed and run at the Node – May be hosted by another Node
  • NPT Platform
  • NPT Startupweb presence Maps/Charts Taxonomy Customised data output Functioning Components Web Services <Web Services> GBIF DATA PORTAL NODES PORTAL Central Local Index Cache Data Processing Data Processing Infrastructure Components Global Data Publishers Local Data Publishers
  • A website construction platform• NPT is a website building tool• Provides a foundation for extending features and capabilities = NPT
  • NPT is built on an open source platform• A “content management system” called Drupal• Drupal is the basis of millions of websites worldwide• Actively maintained by over 12,000 developers
  • Drupal is widely used in biodiversity informatics
  • The basic NPT platform provides everything needed to start a web site Non-technical staff can just start adding content!
  • The NPT provides hosting options so that Nodes who can’t host a web site can still have one
  • NPT StartupDescribed as NPT 1 at the 11th Global Nodes Meeting and in some documents
  • NPT can be extended by creating and installing Modules
  • One module might display a calendar on your site
  • We will kick-start the NPT process bydeveloping two modules that access data from the GBIF portal These modules are directed towards Nodes with little web development capacity
  • One module will display a species checklistbased on occurrence data in the GBIF portal
  • A second module will display a GBIF data map for each taxon in the species list
  • NPT Startup SummaryThis configuration is a starting point for furtherdevelopment• Provides a customizable website / portal• Provides foundation for further modules to be added• Displays GBIF portal data as data maps for your country or region
  • NPT Advanced site building blocksMaps/Charts Taxonomy Customised data output Functioning Components Web Services <Web Services> GBIF DATA PORTAL NODES PORTAL Central Local Index Cache Data Processing Data Processing Infrastructure Components Global Data Publishers Local Data Publishers
  • NPT AdvancedTo drive the development of your own portal
  • Next: Kick-start the community- development process• GBIF funds support development of core NPT component modules• These modules are – identified & prioritized by Nodes community – developed by Nodes community
  • Nodes Investment in new functionality• Nodes extend the platform with new modules A module we all need A module I need
  • Promote the community-driven development of NPT• GBIF promotes training and use of NPT
  • Different nodes may implement different sets of modules to meet their specific needs
  • Maps/Charts Taxonomy Customised data output Functioning Components Web Services <Web Services> GBIF DATA PORTAL NODES PORTAL Central Local Index Cache Data Processing Data Processing Infrastructure Components Global Data Publishers Local Data PublishersNPT Processed Data Service
  • Maps/Charts Taxonomy Customised data output Functioning Components Web Services <Web Services> GBIF DATA PORTAL NODES PORTAL Central Local Index Cache Data Processing Data Processing Infrastructure Components Global Data Publishers Local Data Publishers NPT Raw Data Service
  • Maps/Charts Taxonomy Customised data output Functioning Components Web Services <Web Services> GBIF DATA PORTAL NODES PORTAL Central Local Index Cache Data Processing Data Processing Infrastructure Components Global Data Publishers Local Data Publishers
  • Nodes Portal Toolkit More information at:http://community.gbif.org/pg/groups/3507/nodes-portal-toolkit-npt/