How to become an EOL content partner

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How to become an EOL content partner

  1. 1. How to become an EOL content partner <ul><li>For projects that already have online databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Visit http://www.eol.org/content_partner </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement to share under CC license </li></ul><ul><li>Provide project metadata and logos </li></ul><ul><li>Provide data in XML, ideally in our schema, but if not, we help transform data to our system </li></ul>
  2. 2. EOL partners agree to make their information available to everyone with very few restrictions This is the most restrictive license EOL allows
  3. 3. http://www.eol.org/content_partner Partner projects can register themselves
  4. 4. Partner follows steps to set up the partnership An agreement is generated Partner provides contact and logo information
  5. 5. Partner provides URL for XML (sample XML is shown)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Partner controls: </li></ul><ul><li>how often we visit the URL to get updates </li></ul><ul><li>intellectual property details </li></ul><ul><li>the default language </li></ul><ul><li>Partner’s XML can override defaults on an object-by-object basis </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cornerstone Institutions <ul><li>The Biodiversity Heritage Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Field Museum of Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>The Missouri Botanical Garden </li></ul><ul><li>The Marine Biological Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>The Smithsonian Institution </li></ul><ul><li>AmphibiaWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Diversity Web </li></ul><ul><li>AntWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue of Life </li></ul><ul><li>FishBase </li></ul><ul><li>Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) </li></ul><ul><li>International Union for the Conservation of Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Tree of Life Web Project </li></ul>Sample Content Partners
  8. 8. Direct AmphibiaWeb traffic increased when they partnered with EOL EOL
  9. 9. For data not yet online <ul><li>Flickr.com for photos </li></ul><ul><li>LifeDesks (more later) </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Individual object uploading at EOL </li></ul>

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