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Plays Well with Others, or What I’ve learned as a data provider in an interoperable world.

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Presentation by Chris Freeland to Museum Computer Network Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 8, 2007.

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Plays Well with Others, or What I’ve learned as a data provider in an interoperable world.

  1. 1. Plays well with others, or What I’ve learned as a data provider in an interoperable world. Chris Freeland Missouri Botanical Garden Biodiversity Heritage Library
  2. 2. About Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT)
  3. 3. MBG Research MOBOT Research
  4. 4. Biodiversity data are stored in: Printed publications since 1750’s Museum collections… especially the label >> Database records
  5. 5. Images
  6. 7. Data sharing Plant Names Specimens Plant Names Plant Names Specimens Descriptions Plant Names Plant Names Citations
  7. 8. Where’s my all-in-one, comprehensive, data translator? Featuring the Universal MultiSchema XSLT ® adapter
  8. 9. Data Sharing <ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul>
  9. 10. Data Sharing Networks & Standards & Services, of course, but also…
  10. 12. Standards and the Next Big Thing <ul><li>EOL & BHL </li></ul>
  11. 13. Interchange vs. internal storage <ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Contributor </li></ul><ul><li>My Data </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>SubjectHeading </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Editor </li></ul>
  12. 14. Interchange vs. internal storage <ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Contributor </li></ul><ul><li>My Data </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>SubjectHeading </li></ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Editor </li></ul>= = =
  13. 15. Reuse, don’t rebuild
  14. 18. Screenshot of Names Finding
  15. 20. Thank You http://www.tropicos.org http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org http://www.eol.org http://www.ubio.org

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