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BiodiversityCatalogue How-Tos Robert Haines
BiodiversityCatalogue Home Hover over the ‘s for more information!
BiodiversityCatalogue Home Lots of information feeds Subscribe to updates with an RSS reader: Subscribe to updates with an RSS reader:
Service discovery You do not need an account to – Browse Services – Search the Catalogue Search from the Home Page: Search Browse Search by data
Service discovery: Browsing Tags Services Filters
Service discovery: Faceted browsing Filtered services Filters: applied (top) and available (below) Filters: applied (top) and available (below) Subscribe to these filters Further searching
Service discovery: Search Search for “workflow” 4 Services 11 Soap Operations 1 REST Endpoint
Service discovery: Detail Service names Provider information. Supplementary annotations. Monitoring status Service URIs
Become a member and sign in The “Sign up” and “Sign in” buttons are in the top-right hand corner of the home page: Click here to create an account. Click here to sign in if you already have an account.
Create an account (Sign up) 1 Your address is used as your login name. It is kept private and will never be disclosed to anyone else. Choose a secure password.
Create an account (Sign up) 2 Your name as you want people to see it. Finish the sign up process. Only give a public address if you are happy for people to see it (and possibly use it). Optional information about you. Tick here for site and service updates via .
Your user profile Name and badge (if appropriate). Private information. Not seen by others. Edit profile From here. Edit profile From here.
Registering a service Register a SOAP (WSDL) based Web Service Register a REST based Web Service
Registering a service: SOAP 1 Submit the Service WSDL Hit “Preview” to check (and add to) the information provided by the WSDL
Registering a service: SOAP 2 Lots of information is gathered from the WSDL And so on …
Registering a service: SOAP 3 Lots more can be added … Alternative names. Links to documentation. Categories (for Service filtering). Tags. Free-text description.
Registering a service: REST Alternative names. Links to documentation. Categories (for Service filtering). Tags. Free-text description. Base URL or Endpoint. Service name.
Annotating services 1 Add tags … Start typing and tags are suggested. Ontology support. (BioVeL domain ontologies are in development) Ontology support. (BioVeL domain ontologies are in development) More (relevant) tags makes a service easier to find for others. More (relevant) tags makes a service easier to find for others.
Annotating services 2 You can add: – Documentation links – High level descriptions – Usage conditions – Costs – Licencing – Contact information – Publications – Citations
Annotating services 3 Add example data to input/output ports …
Summary Anyone can browse and search Members can – Register services – Annotate any part of any service Names, Categories, Tags Descriptions Example data – Get service monitoring updates