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IABIN Website IEC/CI Meeting, Costa Rica February 2011 Ben Wheeler, Mike Frame–U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Simon Aristeguieta-Trillos—IABIN.

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1 IABIN Website IEC/CI Meeting, Costa Rica February 2011 Ben Wheeler, Mike Frame–U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Simon Aristeguieta-Trillos—IABIN Catalog Consultant

2 Presentation Goals Briefly describe history of IABIN.net Outline current priorities, challenges with the site Discuss IEC, CI ideas to improve/feature on site

3 History—IABIN.net IABIN website, pre- GEF until Hosted at CATHALAC

4 History—IABIN.net (cont) IABIN website (template), Hosted at CATHALAC 2006—2008, University of Tennessee 2008-current Used as template for TN websites established Technical, downtime, and support staff issues

5 Current IABIN Website Created July 2009 by Boris R, with graphic design support from USGS –Joomla Hosted at University of Tennessee Technical and downtime issues

6 Both IABIN and University of Tennessee have experienced significant problems with site IABIN—downtime, indirect management UT—hacking, maintenance, budget cuts Began planning for migration from UT for IABIN.net, ETN site, cofinancing site in October-November 2010 Significant in-kind resources have been involved in supporting and eventual migration efforts Medium term solution—migrate to cloud server on slicehost (along with ETN, cofinancing sites). To last at least through June 2011 end of project As of February 2011, nearly complete IABIN Website Migration

7 Long-Term Management Priorities Maintain consistently available, stable site Ensure Fresh Content –Allow non-technical staff to update Reduce staff time in management Improve stability of the site Improve linkages to Thematic Networks, partners –Clearly defining TN long-term hosting and infrastructure needs Transition from “GEF Project” focused site to improved representation of broader network

8 Long-Term Management Challenges Possible long-term hosts for IABIN.net: –OAS –USGS –? Both will require significant transformation and some resources in support of site Issue of “how useful will the site be” long- term Discussions ongoing, to be concluded in next couple months

9 References and Contact Information Questions / Comments / Advice / Opinions Mike Frame: Simon Aristeguieta-Trillos, Ben Wheeler, ?


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