Casci feedback talk

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Casci feedback talk

  1. 1. People + Technology + X = Solve for X Free, Shared Information Utopia Jen Hammock, hammockj@si.edu Encyclopedia of Life, Smithsonian Institution
  2. 2. EOL’s Guiding Principles • Freely accessible: open access, open source • Available from a single portal in a common format • Quality • Always growing as new species are discovered and new knowledge is generated
  3. 3. Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.de, via wikipedia, CC-BY-SA The agora (Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά, Agorá) was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or "assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city.[1]
  4. 4. Maps from multiple partners
  5. 5. Discoverlife •captainfusion •sosay
  6. 6. Individual contributions •Direct text entry •Inviting images found online
  7. 7. There are a few talkers and a lot of lurkers
  8. 8. Sept 2011
  9. 9. Feb 2011
  10. 10. What did these events do to commenting activity?
  11. 11. Email notifications What did these events do to conversations?
  12. 12. Statistics • 1,292,335 pages with some content • 242 content partners • >1,519,448 images • >2,848,557 articles • 1,225 curators • 64,696 members
  13. 13. Cornerstone Institutions • The Biodiversity Heritage Library • The Field Museum of Natural History • The Missouri Botanical Garden • The Marine Biological Laboratory • Harvard University • The Smithsonian Institution • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation • Cornerstone Institutions • David M. Rubenstein • Grants • Private Donors Invaluable support

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