Overview of the Species Pages Group of EOL

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  • Digitizing literature Focus on a region, or a group of organisms, or a set of journals or books Cost is approximately 10 ¢ per page Current status 11 million pages digitized. x journal or serials titles permissions obtained. Provisional agreements with BioOne and others for rehosting. Internet Archive Scanning Centers in many locations. Future Plans Pilot project: YouTube-style repository for articles vetted and entered by the taxonomic community Improved text extraction and data mining
  • Overview of the Species Pages Group of EOL

    1. 1. Cynthia Parr Species Pages Group Smithsonian Institution Chinese Academy of Sciences 3 March 2009 The EOL Portal
    2. 2. Home Page
    3. 3. Species Page Information <ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguishing characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nomenclaturally and taxonomically important literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution and maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full descriptions: natural history, morphology, reproduction, longevity, conservation, economics </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Typical species page
    5. 5. Table Of Contents Overview Introduction Description Physical Description Succinct Molecular Biology and Genetics Life History Identification Specimen Information Original Description Physiology and Biochemistry Ecology and Distribution Distribution Geographic Distribution Habitat Ecological Determinants/Niche Ecosystem Role Conservation Evolution and Systematics Classification Paleontology Nomenclatural History Concepts and Synonymy Catalogue of Life Synonyms Relevance Toxicity, Symptoms and Treatment Culture Ethnobotany How to Grow Biodiversity Heritage Library References and More Information Literature References People Research Resources Editor's Links Specialist Projects Voucher Materials Interesting Facts Common Names Example of detailed table of contents
    6. 6. Can have multiple data objects per table of contents chapter, from same or different sources
    7. 7. Videos and Maps
    8. 8. Links to external pages
    9. 9. Links to digitized literature
    10. 10. Public contributions Curation, Comments, Tags
    11. 11. Curator plan <ul><li>Curators must use their real names and offer their scientific credentials publicly </li></ul><ul><li>There may be more than one curator for each page </li></ul><ul><li>To oversee multiple curators, master curators may be appointed in consultation with scientific societies </li></ul><ul><li>Curators will review content, especially when publicly contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Curators may not alter content but can reject it, rate it, comment on it, and use the content provider’s own mechanism for correction </li></ul>http://www.eol.org/files/pdfs/docs/EOL_Curatorial_Network_Plan.pdf

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