Presentation on theme: "Progress in developing an online portal to herbarium specimen collections for Northwestern North America Ben Legler David Giblin Dick Olmstead University."— Presentation transcript:
Progress in developing an online portal to herbarium specimen collections for Northwestern North America Ben Legler David Giblin Dick Olmstead University of Washington Botany 2008 Vancouver, B.C. July 27, 2008 Alaska British Columbia Idaho Montana Oregon Washington Yukon Territory
Presentation Outline Overview of regional herbaria and collections Funding and initiation of portal development Current progress and deliverables Future directions & unfinished work Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbariawww.pnwherbaria.org
Regional Herbaria & Collections Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbariawww.pnwherbaria.org Collections currently online: Herbarium# of records online Oregon State University (OSC)149,130 University of Alaska, Fairbanks (ALA)143,498 University of British Columbia (UBC)408,200 University of Montana (MONTU)47,000 University of Washington (WTU)166,710 Collections soon to be online: Total online: 914,538 Total expected: 410,000? HerbariumExpected # of records Albertson College (CIC, Idaho)35,000? Boise State University (SRP, Idaho)30,000? Idaho State University (IDS)60,000? University of Idaho (ID)135,000? Washington State University (WS)150,000 } } 1,324,538?
Funding and Initiation of Portal Development Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbariawww.pnwherbaria.org Supplement Budget: Salary & benefits$18,138 Supplies$1,200 Travel$804 Indirect costs$11,858 Total$32,000 1.Link regional herbarium specimen records through online portal. 2.Provide unified access point for online resources associated with participating collections. 3.Develop data-sharing protocols to minimize redundant data entry. 4.Facilitate databasing efforts at smaller institutions. Stated goals in NSF supplemental request: Portal initiation: Discussions among regional curators initiated in late 2006 by Dick Olmstead following early completion or WTU’s previous NSF grant. Favorable support of regional curators led to submission of supplemental request to NSF; request was awarded in early 2007.
Current Progress Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbariawww.pnwherbaria.org 1.Website providing access to about 400,000 specimens collections from 3 regional herbaria (ALA, OSC, WTU), with infrastructure in place to easily add more collections. 2.Linked list of online resources hosted by regional herbaria. 3.Contact info and statistics for regional herbaria. What has been accomplished thus far? 1.Data sharing among herbaria to minimize redundant data entry. 2.Facilitate databasing of regionally significant collections at smaller institutions. Note: portal provides a means for smaller institutions to put their data online. Initial goals not yet accomplished:
Live Web Site Demo Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbariawww.pnwherbaria.org
Future Directions & Unfinished Work Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbariawww.pnwherbaria.org 1.Integrate additional collections into the portal as they become available online with DiGIR access points. 2.Develop mechanism to report data usage statistics to providers. 3.Migrate to newer and more data-rich data sharing infrastructure (such as an update to Darwin schema, TAPIR). 4.Increase portal functionality with additional features and complete unfinished portal pages! Maintain and update current web site. 5.Facilitate data sharing among herbaria. 6.Assist smaller regional collections with databasing efforts, possibly by developing an online data entry interface. Much remains to be done: Additional funding???
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