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EOL Intro for SEA faculty, Nov. 22, 2010

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Sea training

  1. 1. Jen Hammock Species Pages Group Smithsonian Institution Sea Education Association Tools training Nov. 22, 2010
  2. 2. Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth. -Edward O. Wilson
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Typical species page
  6. 6. Objects can come from many partners Objects are sorted by topic Each partner gets credit
  7. 7. 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 Example of detailed table of contents
  8. 8. Maps from global museum and observation data
  9. 9. Links to digital literature
  10. 10. Links to external pages
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. EOL Content trajectory Pages Date
  13. 13. EOL curators
  14. 14. 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/

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