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Scratchpads: Biodiversity online, Redefining publication


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Scratchpad talk presented by Simon Rycroft at BNCOD 2008 Biodiversity Informatics Workshop, Cardiff University, 10th July 2008

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Scratchpads: Biodiversity online, Redefining publication

  1. 1. Scratchpads “Biodiversity online” “Redefining publication” Simon D. Rycroft Vincent S. Smith Dave Roberts
  2. 2. What is a Scratchpad? 1 2 3 Your data Uploaded Published and reviewed and tagged on your site
  3. 3. Your data Specimens DNA Phylogenies Descriptions Literature Images
  4. 4. Taxonomy backbone • Classification import from uBio Classification Bank • Import from tab delimited files in three different formats • Makes use of a core feature of Drupal
  5. 5. Auto tagging • Quick and easy • Data available immediately after upload • Works with any extra data that may be added to a taxonomy (vernacular names, synonymy)