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Slides for SEA introductory workshop, Nov. 22

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    Sea training Sea training Presentation Transcript

    • Jen Hammock
      Species Pages Group
      Smithsonian Institution
      Sea Education Association
      Tools training
      Nov. 22, 2010
    • Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth.
      -Edward O. Wilson
    • EOL’s
      Guiding Principles
      • Freely accessible: open access, open source
      • Available from a single portal in a common format
      • Quality
      • Always growing as new species are discovered and new knowledge is generated
    • Goals
      • Unprecedented global collaboration of novices and experts
      • Combining scientific credibility with public enthusiasm
      • Topics that influence our world
      • More than just a scientific project—a new social phenomenon
      • Provide value for several audiences
      • Scientists
      • Educators
      • Policymakers
      • Citizens
    • Typical species page
    • Objects can come from many partners
      Objects are sorted by topic
      Each partner gets credit
    • Example of detailed table of contents
      Overview
      Introduction
      Description
      Physical Description
      Molecular Barcode
      Life History
      Identification
      Original Description
      Physiology
      Evolution and Systematics
      Classification
      Paleontology
      Phylogeny
      Nomenclatural history
      Ecology and Distribution
      Geographic Distribution
      Habitat
      Niche
      Ecosystem Role
      Conservation
      Relevance
      Toxicity
      Ethnobotany
      How to Grow
    • Maps from global museum and observation data
    • Links to digital literature
    • Links to external pages
    • Statistics
      • 2,801,697 taxon pages, including families, genera, etc.
      • 117 content partners providing 2,025,592 data objects (images, text, maps)
      • 396,783 pages with vetted objects
      • 621 curators
      • 940,728 pages with links to literature
      • 1,789,138 pages with links to other projects
    • EOL Content trajectory
      Pages
      Date
    • EOL curators
    • Let’s visit some partners and tools!
      • http://www.marinespecies.org/
      • http://morphbank.net/
      • http://iobis.org/mapper/
      • http://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life
      • http://nemertea.lifedesks.org
      • http://neotropicalfishes.lifedesks.org
      • http://eolinterns.lifedesks.org/