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Scratchpads. “community tools for taxonomists”. Vincent S. Smith Simon D. Rycroft & Dave Roberts. Data set…. 1.8M described species (10M names). 300M pages (over last 250 years). 1.5-3B specimens. People…. 4-6,000 scientists. 30-40,000 amateurs. Many more citizen scientists?.

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Scratchpads

“community tools for taxonomists”

Vincent S. Smith

Simon D. Rycroft & Dave Roberts


Data set…

  • 1.8M described species (10M names)

  • 300M pages (over last 250 years)

  • 1.5-3B specimens

People…

  • 4-6,000 scientists

  • 30-40,000 amateurs

  • Many more citizen scientists?

Macro scale taxonomy

The big picture of taxonomic research

Goal…

  • Inventory the Earth’s species

  • Document their relationships

  • “Publish” these data


Methodological…

  • Communities of practice

  • Hard to record & update

  • High output but low impact

Different…

  • Data

  • Interpretations

  • Methods

Micro scale taxonomy

The practice of taxonomic research

Parochial…

  • Specialised

  • Experts

  • Fragmented & distributed

How do we integrate micro & macro taxonomy?


  • One size fits all

  • Very complex

(or very simple)

  • Doesn’t fit all needs

  • Unsustainable

The Traditional Result!

  • No one uses it

(except the developers)

  • The project dies or a

new database is built!

Integrating micro & macro taxonomy

Pulling taxonomy and taxonomists together

The Traditional Approach


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Uploaded & tagged

3

1

Published & reviewed

on your site

Your data

What is a Scratchpad?

A website for you & your community


2

Uploaded & tagged

3

1

Published & reviewed

on your site

Your data

Fast

Intuitive

Fit for use

What is a Scratchpad?

A website for you & your community


Specimens

Images

What can Scratchpads do?

Import, manage, search & browse:

DNA & Phylogenies

Literature


Taxonomy

What can Scratchpads do?

Integration & connectivity within & between sites

Specimens

DNA & Phylogenies

Images

Literature


What can Scratchpads do?

In summary

+Specimens

-Creating a record

-Importing from a spreadsheet

-Linking specimen & location records

-Linking specimen & pub. records

+Tasks

-Creating a tasklist

+Taxonomy

-Importing from a spreadsheet

-Importing from Classificationbank

-Starting from scratch

-Taxonomy manager

-Displaying a classification

-Adding names

-Deleting names

-Taxonomy & panels

+Users

-Your settings

-Adding a new user

-User roles and permissions

-Adding and editing user profile fields

-Logging in

+Webform

-Creating and using webforms

+Administration

-Change your site information

-Change you front page

-Change your logo

-Activity and access logs

+Backup

-Backing up your data

-Restoring your data

+Bibliography

-Creating a record

-Importing from a ref. manager

-Exporting to a reference manager

+Blog

-Creating and adding a blog

+Custom Content

-Defining a CCK

-Importing from a spreadsheet

-Creating a custom view

+Fileshare

-Creating and using a fileshare

+Forum

-Altering the forum settings

-Creating a container for a forum

-Creating a new forum

-Creating a new topic inside a forum

+Groups

-Creating a group

-Subscribing to a group

+Image

-Uploading & basic annotation

-Linking image & location records

-Linking image & specimen records

-Linking image & publication records

-Overlay annotations on images

+Layout

-Change your theme

-Menus

-Blocks and sidebars

+Locations

-Creating a record

-Importing from a spreadsheet

+Pages

-Creating, editing, cloning & deleting

-Configuring the panels template

+Panels

-Adding & configuring content

-Creating a new panel

-Citing a Panels page

+Polls

-Creating a poll


What can Scratchpads do?

Visual taskguide


Ants

Bees

Beetles

Big-headed flies

Birds

Blackflies

Sites: 61

Ciliates

Cockroaches

Users: 665

Dragon Trees

Dung Beetles

Pages: 130k

False Buttonweed

Flat worms

Since March 2007

Flies

Foraminifera

Fossil Insects

Fungus Gnats

Holometabola

Leaf-miner Flies

Lice

Lichens of Bermuda

Malvaceae

Megalastrum ferns

Milichiid flies

Mosquitoes

Mosses

Nannotax fossils

Nepticuloid moths

Palms

Pearl oysters

Polychaete worms

Scaleworms

Stick insects

Sulawesi Ferns

Termites

Triticid grasses

Weevils

Wood Ferns

Current Scratchpads


Scratchpad usage

Content & contributors in the first 15 months

129,896 pages,665 contributors

June 24 2008

  • Pages:

    • Across 61 sites

    • - In detail:

  • Images (4.5%)

  • Maps (2.8%)

  • Specimens (2.1%)

  • Others (1.3%)

  • Definitions (41%)

  • References (26%)

  • Associations (8.5%)

  • DNA sequences (6%)


Scratchpad usage

Content & contributors in the first 15 months

129,896 pages, 665 contributors

June 24 2008

  • Contributors:

    • No more than 10% significantly active

    • Contributors in more than 30 countries

    • In detail:

  • Australasia (2.5%)

  • South America (2%)

  • Russia (0.8%)

  • Middle East (0.4%)

  • Europe (55%)

  • Unknown (29%)

  • North America (9%)

  • Asia (3%)

[Jan. 08]


Scratchpad visitors

Tracking visitors across sites

  • Key monthly statistics

    • 50,000 page views

    • 6,000 visitors

    • 8 minutes on site

    • 50% returning visits

(average per month 08’)


http://Scratchpads.eu

Or just find out more…

  • To do…

    • 100+ help videos

    • Integration with EOL

    • Mass data editing tools

    • Interaction between sites

    • More panels (CBoL, IUCN)

    • Better taxonomy management

    • More functions (Ecol. interactions)


http://e-monocot.org

Develop ideas for the e-Monocot project

  • Forum for…

    • Expressions of interest

    • Community news

    • Project news

    • Report a problem

    • Suggest a feature


Simon Rycroft

Ben Scott

Dave Roberts

Thanks…



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