The Vision…. Provide infrastructure for data discovery, visualization and interoperability of biological information through the web on any enabled device to facilitate research, resource management, education, public awareness… Types of Natural Language questions: Are there resources or data for a particular species or issue in this location? Where are these resources in relationship to each other? What other resources would be pertinent to this?? ?
Dublin Core for Resource for Cataloging Extended for Biological and Web usage Vocabularies for biological information Thesauri for semantic searching Early in development/implementation FGDC for Geospatial data Followed Extensively, not intelligent (yet) OGC for Geospatial systems Implement for Data Discovery and Visualization, not robust enough for Data Interoperability Current Standards
My.NBII.Gov allows for… User customization – look & content Application integration Virtual communities – document sharing, issues Improved searching of all document types Integrate diverse sources of information Improved web-site and content management Distributed management Extensive document & user security Foundation to integrate with other Portals
Allow for sharing of virtually any document type Can easily be made searchable to all or selected groups Enable browsing and topic specific searching Allows user uploading of documents My.NBII.Gov documents