Scientific Collaboration with Plone: Sharing Bibliographies, Papers, Discussions

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Sally Kleinfeldt\'s presentation at Boston World Plone Day

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  • 1. Scientific Collaboration with Plone: Sharing Bibliographies, Papers, Discussions Boston World Plone Day November 7, 2008 Sally Kleinfeldt, Jazkarta
  • 2. Overview • Python tools and libraries • Plone collaboration features • Plone products for science
  • 3. Python • Implementation language of Plone/Zope • Open source, object oriented, clean design • Low threshold, high ceiling • Popular in scientific community, especially astronomy, biology, math, geosciences, economics
  • 4. Python Tools • NumPy - N-dimensional array manipulation • SciPy - statistics, Fourier transforms, image processing, linear algebra, genetic algorithms, etc. etc. • matplotlib - 2D plotting library • PCL - Python Cartographic Library • ESRI tools
  • 5. Python Resources • http://www.scipy.org - mathematics, science, and engineering • http://biopython.org - computational molecular biology • http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/ - matplotlib • http://trac.gispython.org/lab/wiki - GIS
  • 6. Plone Collaboration Features • Out of the Box • Document sharing • Rich pages, news, events, calendars • Wiki behavior • Commenting • Related content • Member areas
  • 7. Plone Collaboration Features • Add-on products • Discussions (PloneBoard) • Blogs (Quills) • Integrated news feeds (FeedFeeder) • Multimedia (Plone4Artists) • Calendar import/export (Plone4Artists)
  • 8. Plone Products for Scientists • CMFBibliographyAT • Maps • Lab notebooks • Easy to create custom content types!
  • 9. Example Sites • http://conserveonline.org/ • http://conpro.tnc.org/ • http://www.watershedportal.org/ • http://mcdb.colorado.edu:8089/kiosk/ kiosk6.swf
  • 10. Finally... • Let’s look at some sites!