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Gardiner Palmweb

  1. 1. Palms of the World online: eTaxonomy via Palmweb<br />Lauren Gardiner, Alex Theys, Soraya Villalba & Bill Baker<br />Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew<br />eTaxonomy workshop, May 2011<br />
  2. 2. eTaxonomy via Palmweb <br />Overview<br /><ul><li>eTaxonomy in the Palm community
  3. 3. Palmweb fundamentals
  4. 4. Palmwebprogress and demo
  5. 5. The future of Palmweb?</li></li></ul><li>eTaxonomy in the Palm community<br />Beginnings<br /><ul><li>2005: EDIT project begins
  6. 6. Palms chosen as Kew’s exemplar group
  7. 7. Existing European network (EUNOPS)
  8. 8. Existing checklist for palms – broadly a consensus classification</li></ul>Aims<br /><ul><li>Open to and driven by palm community
  9. 9. Facilitate collaboration among taxonomists
  10. 10. Part of core activities of institutions</li></li></ul><li>Palmweb fundamentals<br />What is Palmweb?<br />Online resource for authoritative and up-to-date palm taxonomy<br />Mostly aimed at taxonomists <br />Brings together content from scattered, often difficult to access sources<br />Ongoing content development<br />Online monograph of the Palms of the World: “Species Palmarum”<br />
  11. 11. Palmweb fundamentals<br />Implementation<br />Cyberplatform for Taxonomy developed as part of EDIT project<br />WP6 Palms Exemplar Group RBG Kew: Bill Baker & Soraya Villalba<br />WP5 developers BGBM Berlin: Walter Berendsohn & developer team<br />Current development - EU FP7 Palms project: Alex Theys<br />Content development now part of core work at Kew and volunteer resource at Aarhus University<br />
  12. 12. Palmweb fundamentals<br />Software<br />General pages<br />General pages<br />Drupal CMS ( Scratchpads)<br />Taxon pages generated from database<br />Common Data Model<br />EDIT Taxonomic Editor<br />CDM<br />
  13. 13. Palmweb fundamentals<br />Software<br />Taxonomic Editor<br /><ul><li>Desktop application/web access via virtual desktop
  14. 14. Navigation by browsing and searching names
  15. 15. Nomenclature and taxonomic relationships
  16. 16. Flexible categories for descriptive content
  17. 17. Referencing for all content possible
  18. 18. No pdf or image manager – linked with urls</li></li></ul><li>
  19. 19. Palmwebprogress<br />Statistics<br />Content online:<br /><ul><li>taxon pages: all c2400 spp.
  20. 20. descriptive content: 1000 spp.
  21. 21. original publications (pdf): c2100 accepted spp. </li></ul> 1000+ synonyms<br /><ul><li>images: 850+ spp.
  22. 22. general information on palms (classification, phylogeny)</li></ul>Functionality:<br /><ul><li>browse palm classification
  23. 23. search by scientific name
  24. 24. links to external databases (GBIF, NCBI) and tools (keys, glossary)</li></li></ul><li>Palmweb progress<br />Demo<br />www.palmweb.org<br />
  25. 25. Palmwebprogress<br />Success?<br />Lessons learned:<br /><ul><li>Lack of documentation
  26. 26. Communication issues
  27. 27. Lack of agreed expectations</li></ul>Community reception & interaction:<br /><ul><li>Consultation with palm community, including EUNOPS, throughout
  28. 28. Very positive response at Palms2010
  29. 29. Use statistics not currently available
  30. 30. Anecdotal evidence - increasingly being used by palm scientists</li></li></ul><li>Palmweb is still a work in progress<br />Palmweb<br />Progress and the future...<br />2007 - 2009<br />2010 - 2011<br />2006<br />2011...<br />design<br />development<br /><ul><li>content inc. volunteer input
  31. 31. FP7 Palms
  32. 32. portal general pages</li></ul>development<br /><ul><li>content
  33. 33. portal
  34. 34. editor</li></ul>development<br /><ul><li>content
  35. 35. portal</li></ul>introduction to palm scientists<br />future development and sustainabiity within eMonocotproject?<br />
  36. 36. With thanks to…<br /><ul><li>Kew Palmweb and eMonocot teams
  37. 37. Aarhus University Palmweb team (Henrik Balslev, Birgitte Bergmann, Sara Anderson)
  38. 38. Palm scientist community
  39. 39. EDIT WP5 team (Walter Berendsohn, and developers Andreas Kohlbecker, Andreas Müller, Niels Hoffmann, Anton Guentsch, Pepe Ciardelli and more!)
  40. 40. EDIT WP6 team (Dave Roberts et al.)
  41. 41. Russell Hall
  42. 42. Paul Wilkin and Bente Klitgaard </li></li></ul><li>Palmweb progress<br />Demo<br />(following slides in case no web access)<br />Browse tree<br />Search<br />simple and advace search<br />
  43. 43. Browse tree<br />Search<br />simple and advace search<br />
  44. 44. Search results<br />accepted and synonyms names<br />thumbnails<br />protologues<br />
  45. 45. Taxon page<br />content tabs<br />general tab<br />nomenclature<br />protologue<br />content sections<br />distribution map<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Taxon page<br />content tabs<br />general tab<br />search other databases<br />
  48. 48.
  49. 49. Taxon page<br />content tabs<br />general tab<br />references<br />
  50. 50. Reference page<br />
  51. 51. Taxon page<br />content tabs<br />synonyms tab<br />homotypic and heterotypic <br />protologues<br />type information<br />
  52. 52. Taxon page<br />content tabs<br />images tab<br />gallery<br />lightbox<br />zoom<br />image metadata<br />
  53. 53.
  54. 54. Taxon page<br />content tabs<br />images tab<br />gallery<br />lightbox<br />zoom image page<br />image metadata<br />
  55. 55. Image page<br />
  56. 56. General pages<br />top menu<br />left-side boxes<br />
  57. 57. General pages<br />
  58. 58. General pages<br />
  59. 59. General pages<br />

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