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BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 How the specimen data is organised and published at BGBM.

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1 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 How the specimen data is organised and published at BGBM

2 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 MS SQL-Server with MS Access frontend Specimen data widely in one database Common backbone for names, collectors, countries System covers most BGBM specific needs Data published through BioCASE Provider Software to BioCASE, GBIF and GPI Herbarium Images Web site BGBM herbarium database

3 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 BUT: No open source software No web frontend for data editing No use or provision of web services Limited collaboration opportunities (because of BGBM customisation) digitised (label data) digital images BGBM herbarium database

4 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 BGBM decided to use Jacq as the new specimen collection database software Jacq development started by Heimo Rainer in Vienna (under the name “virtual herbaria”) Open source software Role based access system for different kind of tasks Simple easy to use task oriented web frontend Institutions without own IT-infrastructure can simply join the network Migration to Jacq

5 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 Currently, about 15 institutions from Europe and Latin- America using the system One central name backbone with only validated entries with nomenclatural references Data entry supported by different lookup web services (e.g. HUH, IPNI) Specimen data are shared across partners Djatoka image server integration BioCASE Provider Software pre-installed => all partners can publish their data immediately to BioCASE, GBIF or GPI Migration to Jacq

6 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 Development of the roles and rights system Development of a new web interface Integration of additional web services (map services, annotation system) Implementing a stable identifier system BGBM contributions to Jacq

7 BGBM - Biodiversity Informatics04 June 2013 Do we need common URI-patterns? Structure and content of (rdf) metadata? Interfaces (harvesting, query)? Registration of services? … Issues


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