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Tools provided by the Encyclopedia of Life


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First presented in Beijing, China in February 2009

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Tools provided by the Encyclopedia of Life

  1. 1. Tools available to China from EOL <ul><li>LifeDesk </li></ul><ul><li>Species information management </li></ul><ul><li>Stand alone websites </li></ul><ul><li>Export to EOL </li></ul><ul><li>TaxonFinder </li></ul><ul><li>Web portal code </li></ul><ul><li>Content partner management </li></ul><ul><li>Curator management </li></ul>
  2. 2. LifeDesk demo Created on demand Community site Customizable
  3. 3. LifeDesk: Classification management Import a classification Add, change Merge classifications Export a classification
  4. 4. LifeDesk: Creating species pages Each LifeDesk stands alone as an independent website Easily exports species pages to EOL
  5. 5. LifeDesk: Image management Upload images Associate each with taxon or taxa
  6. 6. LifeDesk: : Image management Browse and zoom into images to see metadata
  7. 7. LifeDesk: Bibliography management Import bibliography Add new references Export in different formats Add tags or PDFs
  8. 8. Name Finding via TaxonFinder Finds and indexes scientific names in text
  9. 9. All EOL code is open source <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Life project. The bulk of the code needed to run is written in Ruby on Rails and is made available to anyone for re-use, repurposing or for improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>LifeDesk is built using the Drupal content management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Modular </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Large open source community </li></ul> EOL Portal
  10. 10. Protocols, guidelines we can offer <ul><li>APIs when they are implemented </li></ul><ul><li>EOL Transfer Schema </li></ul><ul><li>Community-built curation policies </li></ul><ul><li>Data models and harvesting processes </li></ul>