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<ul><li>Scratchpads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past, present & future </li></ul></ul>Kew eTaxonomy Workshop 26 May 2011
Scratchpads: the concept Fast Intuitive Fit for use http://scratchpads.eu Your data 1 “ Published” & reviewed on your site...
Scratchpads: 2007-2011 http://scratchpads.eu/siteslist
Scratchpad usecases http://scratchpads.eu/siteslist
Scratchpad usecases http://scratchpads.eu/siteslist
Scratchpad usage 25 May, 2011 239 sites 3212 users 371,947 nodes Mar. 2007 - Dec. 2010
Scratchpads: the present Financial support until Dec. 2013 ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
Scratchpads 2 <ul><li>Scheduled for January 2012  (5 years after Scratchpad 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Move from Drupal 6 to Dru...
Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>Most sites use Garland  (improves site looks) </li></ul><ul><li>Idiosyncratic  (c...
Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>Basic vs. advanced admin </li></ul><ul><li>Poor findability, hard to use </li></u...
Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>New site management system (Aegir) </li></ul><ul><li>Support project specific pro...
Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>Directly edit the page </li></ul><ul><li>Better presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Ta...
Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>3 current map types </li></ul>Integrated mapping Areas (TDWG level 4) Specimen po...
Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>3 current map types </li></ul>Integrated mapping Areas (TDWG level 4) TDWG area d...
Scratchpads: the future A natively digital scholarly communication system <ul><li>The article was (is) the unit of scholar...
Current publishing efforts on Scratchpads 1. Low cost journal infrastructure <ul><li>Scratchpads used to publish PDFs  (1,...
Current publishing efforts on Scratchpads 2. Simple data publishing > GBIF Specimen records on Scratchpads Pushed to 3rd p...
Paper assembled from Scratchpad database XML submission, peer review & marked-up publication by Pensoft 5-step workflow fo...
Dataset & metadata description assembled in Scratchpad Dataset description reviewed,  published & citable from new journal...
 
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Scratchpads: past, present and future

  1. 1. <ul><li>Scratchpads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past, present & future </li></ul></ul>Kew eTaxonomy Workshop 26 May 2011
  2. 2. Scratchpads: the concept Fast Intuitive Fit for use http://scratchpads.eu Your data 1 “ Published” & reviewed on your site 3 Uploaded & tagged 2
  3. 3. Scratchpads: 2007-2011 http://scratchpads.eu/siteslist
  4. 4. Scratchpad usecases http://scratchpads.eu/siteslist
  5. 5. Scratchpad usecases http://scratchpads.eu/siteslist
  6. 6. Scratchpad usage 25 May, 2011 239 sites 3212 users 371,947 nodes Mar. 2007 - Dec. 2010
  7. 7. Scratchpads: the present Financial support until Dec. 2013 ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
  8. 8. Scratchpads 2 <ul><li>Scheduled for January 2012 (5 years after Scratchpad 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Move from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 (4 year upgrade cycle, UI + entities) </li></ul><ul><li>67 Contributed modules (31 done, 14 untested, 22 to do) </li></ul><ul><li>52 Scratchpad modules (28 done, 14 untested, 10 to do) </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate current Scratchpads </li></ul><ul><li>New technical enhancements (hosting env., git, services, registry…) </li></ul><ul><li>- supporting sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>New user features (theme, workflow, spp. pages, mapping, services) </li></ul><ul><li>- supporting “publication” </li></ul>http://wiki.scratchpads.eu/w/Wp2
  9. 9. Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>Most sites use Garland (improves site looks) </li></ul><ul><li>Idiosyncratic (colours & layouts) </li></ul><ul><li>Sp2 more professional & scholarly </li></ul><ul><li>Some flexibility (site profiles) </li></ul>Consistent Scratchpad theme
  10. 10. Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>Basic vs. advanced admin </li></ul><ul><li>Poor findability, hard to use </li></ul><ul><li>Hide unnecessary items </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow complex functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate complex actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guide the user through each step </li></ul></ul>Improved administrative interface & workflows <ul><li>Adding users </li></ul><ul><li>Site setup functions </li></ul><ul><li>Groups & permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Edit / add content types </li></ul><ul><li>Importing content & taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Creating services </li></ul><ul><li>Creating views </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pages” menu concept </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5
  11. 11. Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>New site management system (Aegir) </li></ul><ul><li>Support project specific profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>themes, modules & wokflows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example themes include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eMonocot sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GBIF Nodes Portal Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EOL LifeDesks? </li></ul></ul>Project themed scratchpads
  12. 12. Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>Directly edit the page </li></ul><ul><li>Better presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Tabs (myspecies / ispecies) </li></ul><ul><li>Data inheritance (parent-child) </li></ul><ul><li>Better content controls </li></ul><ul><li>More intelligent ispecies filters </li></ul>New species pages
  13. 13. Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>3 current map types </li></ul>Integrated mapping Areas (TDWG level 4) Specimen point localities GBIF occurrence records
  14. 14. Scratchpads 2: user enhancements <ul><li>3 current map types </li></ul>Integrated mapping Areas (TDWG level 4) TDWG area data (from Scratchpads) <ul><li>All integrated & editable in Scratchpads 2 </li></ul>Edit point metadata on map Point localities (from Scratchpads) Point localities (from GBIF) Point localities (from flickr)
  15. 15. Scratchpads: the future A natively digital scholarly communication system <ul><li>The article was (is) the unit of scholarly comm. (350yrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Research practices have moved on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly collaborative, data intensive & networked </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholarly communication has not adapted (e.g. the PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Published “knowledge” hides “dark data” </li></ul><ul><li>Need a natively digital scholarly communication system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must support end-to-end the lifecycle of data, information & knowledge </li></ul></ul>“ the future scholarly communication system should closely resemble—and be intertwined with—the scholarly endeavor itself, rather than being its after-thought or annex” Van de Sompel et al 2004. http://bit.ly/a3o9UX
  16. 16. Current publishing efforts on Scratchpads 1. Low cost journal infrastructure <ul><li>Scratchpads used to publish PDFs (1,000’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Independent editorial control & peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Free to publish, open access, no page limits </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN’s, but no doi’s, PubMed or ISI impact </li></ul><ul><li>No online submission, just static PDFs </li></ul>
  17. 17. Current publishing efforts on Scratchpads 2. Simple data publishing > GBIF Specimen records on Scratchpads Pushed to 3rd party specialist data publishers >18K specimen records (local small scale coverage) >276M specimen records (worldwide coverage)
  18. 18. Paper assembled from Scratchpad database XML submission, peer review & marked-up publication by Pensoft 5-step workflow for selecting data, adding metadata & previewing Published in Zookeys & Phytokeys (worldwide coverage) PDF HTML XML doi:10.3897/zookeys.50.539 Next generation article publishing 3. From prototype to operation
  19. 19. Dataset & metadata description assembled in Scratchpad Dataset description reviewed, published & citable from new journal Datasets built & described via a Scratchpad & dataset deposited in permanent repository Dataset description published in new data publication journal doi:10.3897/biodat.50.539 Next generation data publishing 4. Formally publishing metadata descriptions of datasets Dataset doi:xxxx.50.539

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