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TDikow Lifedesk Presentation May 2010

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A talk on how to use LifeDesk given at the Willi Hennig Society meeting in May 2010.

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TDikow Lifedesk Presentation May 2010

  1. 1. LifeDesk: Managing and Sharing Biodiversity Research on the Web Torsten Dikow Biodiversity Synthesis Center Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA
  2. 2. “The Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world” (www.eol.org) www.eol.org blog.eol.org
  3. 3. Encyclopedia of Life – EOL ◊ 1.8 Million species pages ◊ A web-site for every species that roams or roamed the earth ◊ Freely available – Customizable by user – Common portal general layout of an EOL page
  4. 4. Biodiversity Heritage Library – BHL www.biodiversitylibrary.org main page BHL
  5. 5. Support provided by EOL – Biodiversity Synthesis Center ◊ Funding for meetings and workshops on diverse topics ◊ next deadlines 1 July 2010, 1 November 2010 synthesis.eol.org BioSynC main page
  6. 6. LifeDesk www.lifedesks.org LifeDesk main page
  7. 7. Drupal – open source content management platform Use of Drupal: BBC White House.gov CNN NASA NATO Greenpeace United Nations FedEx major newspapers ...
  8. 8. Drupal – also being used by Scratchpads www.scratchpads.eu
  9. 9. LifeDesk – Public Access – leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org
  10. 10. LifeDesk – Scientist Access
  11. 11. LifeDesk – My Account & Site Settings • update your personal account • change color scheme • change logo
  12. 12. LifeDesk – Site Settings Customization ◊ botanical and zoological nomenclatorial differences ◊ user selects taxonomic ranks to be used ◊ taxonomic relationships • synonymy • availability • incorrect spelling
  13. 13. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  14. 14. LifeDesk – Classification editor
  15. 15. LifeDesk – Creating Content
  16. 16. LifeDesk – Image Import
  17. 17. LifeDesk – Taxon Pages show ... Chapter definitions follow TDWG ◊ text entered here standard ◊ images from gallery ◊ taxonomy / classification ◊ references / bibliography
  18. 18. LifeDesk – Bibliography or import ◊ BibTex ◊ EndNote ◊ RIS ◊ MARC
  19. 19. LifeDesk – EOL Partnership EOL species page
  20. 20. Species page in LifeDesk http://leptogastrinae.lifedesks.org/pages/1797 Species page on EOL http://www.eol.org/pages/770905
  21. 21. LifeDesk – Use of ... ◊ LifeDesk = best way to upload species information to EOL Your participation is needed to improve EOL ! ◊ LifeDesk = infrastructure for collaboration online ◊ LifeDesk = great outreach component for NSF applications ◊ LifeDesk modules available for download (http://www.lifedesks.org/modules) • develop your own Drupal web presence • still provide content to the EOL ◊ functionality improved regularly (http://www.lifedesks.org/newfeatures) • bulk upload of text or images ◊ http://synthesis.eol.org/users/tdikow
  22. 22. Thank You ... ◊ LifeDesk developer David Shorthouse ◊ Encyclopedia of Life funding sources & BioSynC ◊ NSF REVSYS (DEB-0919333)

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