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1 Vincent S. Smith Dave Roberts & Simon Rycroft Small pieces loosely joined Getting louse research on the Web

2 Phthiraptera.org Pros High quality Bespoke Digital hub Cons 1 Person Limited updates Taxonomy focus No digital services No ownership Slow to build

3 A common experience Examples from the NHM, London Spanish Sandflies Lepidoptera Solanaceae Chalcid Wasps British Fleas Martian Meteorites Loch Ness Worms Bumble bees

4 Explosion of Web (2.0) tools Putting you in control

5 What is a Scratchpad? A website for you & your community Your data 1 Published & reviewed on your site 3 Uploaded & tagged 2

6 Your data 1 Published & reviewed on your site 3 Uploaded & tagged 2 FastIntuitiveFit for use What is a Scratchpad? A website for you & your community

7 Scratchpads A multi-site implementation of Drupal

8 Scratchpad Application Form Free to any individual or community

9 Flexible Template Site With easy navigation

10 An ecosystem of communities Sites: 150+ Users: Pages: 266k Circa 2 new sites/wk. March 2007

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12 Phthiraptera.org Reborn as a Scratchpad

13 Phthiraptera.org Your content available to edit by you… e.g. Your research profile

14 Content Summary Phthiraptera.org Data so far… Phthirapterists (296) Lice (8,040) Birds (5,640) Mammals (6,561) Louse-host associations (12,472) Bibliographic data (9,759) Institutional collections (62) Data to follow… Images (7,650, 440 taxa) PDF attachments (4,084) Phylogenies (30+) Will get prettier

15 The future Phthiraptera.org Thats all folks… Its a community based site Needs you to submit data Needs a senior editor Its your site, not mine

16 THIS SITE NEEDS YOU! Louse Scratchpad Workshop Tuesday , June 15th To cover… An overview of whats possible Accounts & logging in Taxonomy Louse - host associations Bibliographies forums Phylogenies No time for… Private groups Character projects Publications Many more things…

17 E uropean D istributed I nstitute of T axonomy EDIT - Network of 27 partners 12M Euros Feb Feb to integrate taxonomic research and improve the production of knowledge

18 ViBRANT INFRA (VRC) 17 Partners, 9 countries 4.75M Distribute hosting infrastructure Web services on major data types Registry of sites and data services Common data portal New services (keys / phylog.) Vocab. / ontology site (GBIF) User support Sociological research Formal publishing

19 BMC Bioinformatics BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10 (Suppl 14) S6doi: / S14-S6 Published: 10 November 2009

20 Questions?

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