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First presented in Beijing, China in February 2009

First presented in Beijing, China in February 2009

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  • As many of the 230,000 species of marine life to be included within EOL – 90% by 2013
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    • 1. Tools available to China from EOL
      • LifeDesk
      • Species information management
      • Stand alone websites
      • Export to EOL
      • TaxonFinder
      • Web portal code
      • Content partner management
      • Curator management
    • 2. LifeDesk demo http://lifedesk.eol.org Created on demand Community site Customizable
    • 3. LifeDesk: Classification management Import a classification Add, change Merge classifications Export a classification
    • 4. LifeDesk: Creating species pages Each LifeDesk stands alone as an independent website Easily exports species pages to EOL
    • 5. LifeDesk: Image management Upload images Associate each with taxon or taxa
    • 6. LifeDesk: : Image management Browse and zoom into images to see metadata
    • 7. LifeDesk: Bibliography management Import bibliography Add new references Export in different formats Add tags or PDFs
    • 8. Name Finding via TaxonFinder Finds and indexes scientific names in text
    • 9. All EOL code is open source
      • http://github.com/eol/eol/tree/master
      • Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Life project. The bulk of the code needed to run www.eol.org is written in Ruby on Rails and is made available to anyone for re-use, repurposing or for improvement.
      • LifeDesk is built using the Drupal content management system.
      • Modular
      • Free
      • Large open source community
      http://drupal.org EOL Portal
    • 10. Protocols, guidelines we can offer
      • APIs when they are implemented
      • EOL Transfer Schema
      • Community-built curation policies
      • Data models and harvesting processes