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A presentation on how to use LifeDesk given at the Entomological Collections Network meeting in December 2009.

A presentation on how to use LifeDesk given at the Entomological Collections Network meeting in December 2009.

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  • 1. LifeDesk: Managing and Sharing Biodiversity Research on the Web Torsten Dikow Biodiversity Synthesis Center Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2. “The Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world” (www.eol.org) www.eol.org blog.eol.org
  • 3. LifeDesk www.lifedesks.org
  • 4. Drupal – open source content management platform Use of Drupal: BBC White House.gov CNN NASA NATO Greenpeace United Nations FedEx major newspapers ...
  • 5. Drupal – also being used by Scratchpads www.scratchpads.eu
  • 6. LifeDesk – Public Access – leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org
  • 7. LifeDesk – Scientist Access
  • 8. LifeDesk – My Account & Site Settings • change color scheme • change logo • update your personal account
  • 9. LifeDesk – Site Settings Customization ◊ botanical and zoological nomenclatorial differences ◊ user selects taxonomic ranks to be used ◊ taxonomic relationships • synonymy • availability • incorrect spelling
  • 10. LifeDesk – Image Import
  • 11. LifeDesk – Taxon Pages ◊ images from gallery ◊ text entered here ◊ taxonomy from classification ◊ references from bibliography Chapter definitions follow TDWG standard.
  • 12. LifeDesk – Bibliography
  • 13. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  • 14. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  • 15. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  • 16. LifeDesk – EOL Partnership
  • 17. Species page in LifeDesk http://leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org/pages/1797 Species page on EOL http://www.eol.org/pages/770905
  • 18. LifeDesk – Use of ... ◊ LifeDesk = best way to upload species information to EOL Your participation is needed to improve EOL ! ◊ LifeDesk = infrastructure for collaboration online ◊ LifeDesk = great outreach component for NSF applications ◊ LifeDesk modules available for download (http://www.lifedesks.org/modules) • develop your own Drupal web presence • still provide content to the EOL ◊ functionality improved regularly (http://www.lifedesks.org/newfeatures) • bulk upload of text or images
  • 19. Thank You ... ◊ EOL funding sources ◊ BioSynC ◊ David Shorthouse