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Eol-Drupal Presentation for DrupalSouth 2008


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Eol-Drupal Presentation for DrupalSouth 2008

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  2. 2. Using Drupal Taxonomy to Catalog all Organisms on Earth <ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy Enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy Servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal in Research </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. I'm Dan ( <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Vintage Aviator </li></ul><ul><li>import_html </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship (RDF) </li></ul><ul><li>imagecache_actions </li></ul><ul><li>taxonomy_xml </li></ul>
  4. 4. EOL – Taxonomy Code Sprint <ul><li>Chicago, Sept 08 </li></ul><ul><li>“Field Museum” of Natural History </li></ul><ul><li>Invited Drupal Coders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK, Ireland, US, Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taxonomists, Biologists </li></ul>
  5. 5. Encyclopedia of Life - EOL <ul><li>All Life on Earth </li></ul><ul><li>1.8-7? Million Taxons </li></ul><ul><li>Partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MacArthur Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsonion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Biodiversity Information Facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalog of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E. O. Wilson – TED Prize 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Video – 3 minutes
  7. 8. Drupal - “LifeDesks” <ul><li>Distributed personal Drupal sites </li></ul><ul><li>Each Researcher has their own shard </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal to share taxonomy, then annotate resources. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Drupal because... <ul><li>Drupal “does” taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But not like this! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal does everything else </li></ul><ul><li>No distribution / licensing problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted (initially) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal copies (possible) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used it before </li></ul>
  9. 10. Drupal Didn't... <ul><li>Allow annotated Taxonomy terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citations, GUIDs, extra (Rank) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scale! </li></ul><ul><li>Import/Export/Share </li></ul><ul><li>Manage large trees </li></ul>
  10. 11. Drupal Can... <ul><li>Allow annotated Taxonomy terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citations, GUIDs, extra (Rank) taxonomy enhancer, node auto term (+) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scale! Actualized Paths + core improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Import/Export/Share Taxonomy XML (+CSV, RDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage large trees Taxonomy Manager + core UI </li></ul>
  11. 12. - DEMO - <ul><li>Install profile – bootstrapping content types </li></ul><ul><li>Batch Process – Form API/ Batch API </li></ul><ul><li>NAT – Terms as nodes and nodes as terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCK fields for terms! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each Drupal site can also be a taxonomy server </li></ul><ul><li>Web services as taxonomy sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>taxonomy_xml on d.o. CVS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NZGLS Thesauri, Dewey Decimal, International Press Metadata Vocabulary </li></ul></ul>