LifeDesk: Managing and Sharing
Biodiversity Research on the Web



 Torsten Dikow

 Biodiversity Synthesis Center
 Field M...
“The Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key
information about all life on Earth accessible to...
LifeDesk   www.lifedesks.org
Drupal – open source content management platform

 Use of Drupal:
 BBC
 White House.gov
 CNN
 NASA
 NATO
 Greenpeace
 Unit...
Drupal – also being used by Scratchpads

                   www.scratchpads.eu
LifeDesk – Public Access – leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org
LifeDesk – Scientist Access
LifeDesk – My Account & Site Settings




                                        • change color scheme
                  ...
LifeDesk – Site Settings

             Customization
             ◊ botanical and zoological nomenclatorial differences
  ...
LifeDesk – Image Import
LifeDesk – Taxon Pages
 ◊ images from gallery
 ◊ text entered here
 ◊ taxonomy from classification
 ◊ references from bibl...
LifeDesk – Bibliography
LifeDesk – Classification editor
LifeDesk – Classification editor
LifeDesk – Classification editor
LifeDesk – EOL Partnership
Species page in LifeDesk
        http://leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org/pages/1797


Species page on EOL
        http://www.e...
LifeDesk – Use of ...
 ◊ LifeDesk = best way to upload species information to EOL
   Your participation is needed to impro...
Thank You ...
 ◊ EOL funding sources
 ◊ BioSynC
 ◊ David Shorthouse
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TDikow Lifedesk Presentation December 2009

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

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TDikow Lifedesk Presentation December 2009

  1. 1. LifeDesk: Managing and Sharing Biodiversity Research on the Web Torsten Dikow Biodiversity Synthesis Center Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
  2. 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. 3. LifeDesk www.lifedesks.org
  4. 4. Drupal – open source content management platform Use of Drupal: BBC White House.gov CNN NASA NATO Greenpeace United Nations FedEx major newspapers ...
  5. 5. Drupal – also being used by Scratchpads www.scratchpads.eu
  6. 6. LifeDesk – Public Access – leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org
  7. 7. LifeDesk – Scientist Access
  8. 8. LifeDesk – My Account & Site Settings • change color scheme • change logo • update your personal account
  9. 9. LifeDesk – Site Settings Customization ◊ botanical and zoological nomenclatorial differences ◊ user selects taxonomic ranks to be used ◊ taxonomic relationships • synonymy • availability • incorrect spelling
  10. 10. LifeDesk – Image Import
  11. 11. LifeDesk – Taxon Pages ◊ images from gallery ◊ text entered here ◊ taxonomy from classification ◊ references from bibliography Chapter definitions follow TDWG standard.
  12. 12. LifeDesk – Bibliography
  13. 13. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  14. 14. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  15. 15. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  16. 16. LifeDesk – EOL Partnership
  17. 17. Species page in LifeDesk http://leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org/pages/1797 Species page on EOL http://www.eol.org/pages/770905
  18. 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. 19. Thank You ... ◊ EOL funding sources ◊ BioSynC ◊ David Shorthouse

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