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1 Cybertaxonom y Vincent S. Smith The use of computers and networks in a program of taxonomic research

2 e-Taxonomy

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4 Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) - an online reference for the 1.8 million named species But… Who will write it? Vision of EO Wilson $50m funding (5 years) - MacArthur and Sloan Foundations Science & outreach First release Complete 2018?

5 Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) - a digital version of the worlds largest natural history libraries 10 N.H. libraries NHM is a key player

6 Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) - a digital version of the worlds largest natural history libraries 10 N.H. libraries NHM is a key player Content managed by titles - 3,316 volumes - 1,302,530 pages (& counting) The Internet Archive But… Not your papers? Copyright issues

7 Universal Biological Indexer (uBio) - an index and thesaurus of biological taxonomic names Namebank (10.1m records) Classification bank (1,000s) Provides taxonomically intelligent services for the management & discovery of biological data But… Not on your data

8 $,£, Ingredients of e-Taxonomy… A-B-C-D-… …-X-Y-Z But… something is missing?

9 Ingredients of e-Taxonomy… $,£, A-B-C-D-… …-X-Y-Z But… something is missing? You!

10 Ingredients of e-Taxonomy… You & your data (manage, share & integrate)

11 Scratchpads Intuitively create, manage and share information on the web for you and your community You & your data (manage, share & integrate)

12 What is a Scratchpad? Content Management System behind which sits a database

13 What is a Scratchpad? Content Management System behind which sits a database that is easy to use & infinitely customizable Added taxonomic tools & services

14 Scratchpads created by you…

15 Scratchpads by taxa … & more Birds Bees Cockroaches Corals Dung beetles Fungus gnats Lice Milichiid flies Mosquitoes Nanofossils Polychaetes Solanaceae

16 Scratchpad functions … & more Bibliographies Checklists Classifications Custom data sets DNA sequences File stores Fora Image galleries Keys Maps Specimen lists Phylogenies

17 TEMPLATEPhasmidsCockroachesBlack fliesLiceFungus Gnats MilichiidaeNanofossilsCosta RicaBees MalvaceaeDung beetlesPolychaetesFossil Insects BirdsSolanaceaeCoralsMosquitoes Creating a new Scratchpad TEMPLATEMASTER

18 Scratchpad Taskguide

19 Scratchpad Help

20 How to get a Scratchpad Biological Focus External Collaborator Signup Requirements Name Scope Mission statement (Sub)domain name 3rd party API keys Signup Form

21 Scratchpad Testdrive Username: test Password: password Sandbox Automatically resets every hour

22 Scratchpad Caveats - nothing could possibly go wrong All site changes are archived (citable) Central backup every - Day (last 7) - Week (last 8) - Month (last 12) - Year (last ?) Functionality warnings given in the screencast videos Tasks are graded 1. No experience required 2. Basic experience needed 3. For an experienced user

23 Where is this leading… You

24 Where is this leading…

25 - the way we publish is changing The Scratchpads, EOL, & their successors will part of this change Ultimately, these will become the publication These capture the Scientific process as well as the product

26 Acknowledgements Simon Rycroft (Zoology) Dave Roberts (Zoology) Malcolm Scoble & Chris Lyal Rod Page (Univ. of Glasgow)

27 Questions?

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