Linking standards: Core taxonomic information and rich collection data Walter Berendsohn Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; email@example.com Workpackage IV Standardisation ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
Who we are & what we do
Dept. of Biodiversity Informatics and Laboratories at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
20 years of experience, focusing on
Taxonomic information systems supporting the full range of data items for nomenclature, taxonomic concepts and associated taxonomic information
Networking of biological collection data and primary species occurrence data
and in this context: international cooperation in standard development, software development (protocols and systems), community building, networking, and help-desk activities.
What we will do in ViBRANT WP IV and how (1)
1. Service interface between standard Scratchpads and EDIT CDM (Common Data Model) stores.
2. Interface between WikiMedia and EDIT CDM store.
M4-8: Specification of service interfaces (including GUIDs for shared data objects) M6: Scratchpad Service Layer methods in CDM Store = MS 4.10 , M8: Specs documented on web]
M13-36: Continuous enrichment of demonstrators M15: CDM API = MS 4.15 . M24: Interface implemented into standard setups and documented. M36: Final production version available
What we will do in ViBRANT WP IV and how (2)
3. Interfacing rich natural history collection data with the ViBRANT environment (Scratchpads, WikiMedia, GBIF)
M1-18: Transformation of ABCD (-DNA, -EFG) into an ontology offering reusable concepts and explicitly defined relations between concepts. M18: ABCD Ontology available
M19-36: (In Cooperation with GBIF) Specification of appropriate DwC-Archive sub-schemas to realize the full potential of highly granular and structured collection data in ViBRANT. M36: sub-schemas available and registered with GBIF
Who are our users & how will they engage?
The (scientific and general) public through the results of the achieved higher integration of web-based biodiversity information systems
Taxonomists via the Scratchpads, MediaWiki, the EDIT Platform, and GBIF/BioCASE
Taxonomic application developers via the EDIT Platform library
Collection holders via the BioCASE and GBIF networks through the activities of ViBRANT, SYNTHESYS, OpenUp! etc.