How the specimen data is organised and published at BGBM

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Nov 3, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013

H
ow

the

specimen

data

is

organised

and

published

at

BGBM



BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013


MS SQL
-
Server with MS Access frontend


Specimen data widely in one database


Common backbone for names, collectors, countries


System covers most BGBM specific needs


Data published through


BioCASE

Provider Software

to
BioCASE
, GBIF
and GPI


Herbarium Images Web site




BGBM
herbarium

database

BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013

BUT:


No open source software


No web frontend for data editing


No use or provision of web services


L
imited collaboration opportunities (because of BGBM
customisation)



420.000

digitised (label data)


178.000

digital images



BGBM herbarium database

BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013



BGBM decided to use Jacq as the new specimen
collection database software


Jacq development started by Heimo Rainer in Vienna
(under the name “
v
irtual herbaria”)


Open source software


Role based access system for different kind of tasks


Simple easy to use task oriented web frontend


Institutions without own IT
-
infrastructure can simply join
the network



Migration
to

Jacq

BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013


Currently, about 15
institutions
from Europe and Latin
-
America
using the system


One central name backbone with only validated entries
with nomenclatural references


Data entry supported by different lookup web services
(e.g. HUH, IPNI)


Specimen data are shared across partners


Djatoka

image server integration


BioCASE

Provider
Software
pre
-
installed => all partners
can publish their data immediately to
BioCASE
, GBIF or
GPI



Migration
to

Jacq

BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013


Development of the roles and rights system


Development of a new web interface


Integration of additional web services (map services,
annotation system)


Implementing a stable identifier system



BGBM contributions to Jacq

BGBM
-

Biodiversity

Informatics

04 June 2013


Do we need common URI
-
patterns?


Structure and content of (
rdf
) metadata?


Interfaces (harvesting, query)?


Registration of services?






Issues