EDIT WP5 / WP6 PORTAL & EDITOR MEETING MINUTES¶
March 11, 2009, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Participants: Anahit Babadshanjan, Irina Brake, Pepe Ciardelli, Ralf Hand, Niels Hoffmann, Norbert Kilian, Andreas Kohlbecker, Andreas MÃ¼ller, Eckhard von Raab-Straube, Soraya Villalba
Tasks with security considerations moved back to August, when security apparatus should be further along
Issue 18 "implement image import with metadata handling for user contributed images" put off until Sept. - too big an issue for August deliverable
Wiki page for statistics? Exemplar groups should propose categories
The same filters can be used for name indexing, advanced search, and statistics
Ralf requested filters for: all names with protologs / type info / etc.; names with no type info
Exemplar groups should request filters via ticket #424 (CdmDataportalRoadmap issue 6)
Don't forget: statistics helpful, but not a high priority
Vernacular names search¶
Diptera not so interested in common names
Palms stores them as part of descriptions
Cichorieae common names exist, not yet imported into CDM
Button for search results from another session is confusing â€“ NEEDED: more feedback to tell user exactly what this means
Put sort order of search results under ticket #472
Prioritizing bugs and new features¶
Bugs affecting users' first impression should be made highest priority
Recognize that there is tradeoff with new functionality
Cichorieae has 2 portal versions, internal & external; external only shows completed functionality
Diptera and Palm portals must be presentable for eBiosphere conference in June
CONCLUSION: bugs marked as CRITICAL must be solved before new features are implemented
Developers should let exemplar groups know if a CRITICAL bug requires so much time that it will impede schedules
Norbert: nomenclatural refs are largely inappropriate as source for bibliography, should be replaced by full bibliographic citations
The developers explained the implications of clustering references, unique IDs
Each taxon page should have bibliography, i.e. list of all references used for taxon
Is there a possibility of identifying a reference as being in some way related to a taxon? Could lists be generated which show all references for units, descriptions, etc., and allow the user to choose which ones to show?
Sort order was discussed, as was the implentation of reference title cache
The linking of bibliographic references was discussed
A list of Palm references was imported from an RTF file; these apparently should not have been imported
EndNote one possible tool for reference imports, but it is commercial software, and its long-term viability is therefore in question
How should references be linked? Via taxa? Keywords?
Group preference: references have IDs used for listing
Discussed linking subsets of text w/ references i.e. text ranges identified for footnoting â€“ this would however mean significant changes to model and software
Type species for genus names¶
NOT YET IMPLEMENTED: synonymy w/ in name type designations; infrequent but not necessarily rare; requires a model change
Group would prefer the synonymy to be displayed in the type in square brackets, rather than within a link to taxon / synonymy (because it is better to have all info on one page, not hidden in a link)
Designations of type species are handled differently in zoology. For example instead of calling a type species 'lectotype' it is cited how the species was designated, e.g. by subsequent designation (see ticket #642). However a type specimen of a species name may be a lectotype.
Add monotype to specimen type designation statii?
Soraya will send Andreas M. examples of more complicated name type formats
Requires further modelling discussion
Group discussed possibility of associating a credit with taxon, as well as with an entire treatment by associating a credit with the treatment's highest-ranked taxon
Nice to have: the ability to pull up all contributions from one person
A credit class would conceivably consist of:
- person / contributor;
- new info / correction / addition;
- associated taxon / description / reference / etc.
Use Cichorieae credits as test case
1) Contributed images 2) User images
Where will image be stored? How will they be displayed?
Store in Flicker? Morphbank (not answering Soraya's entreaties)? Amazon S3?
Exemplar group images can be stored at BGBM for the time being
Linking of type images â€“ using type images stored in Vienna possible performance indicator vis Ã vis integration
Can images be saved with type designation?
Protolog images should be shown with synonymy, perhaps via small link icon
Norbert's wish: implement rudimentary image support in type module to give a rough idea of how type images will be fully implemented in the future
Andreas K. walked through administration options
Need to make portal theming more flexible
Palm & Diptera will send Berlin developers screenshots / specs for theming their portals â€“ in the short-term at least, these themes will be static, i.e. non-configurable, but will at least reflect the wishes of the exemplar groups
- Irina requested following formatting in property sheet for genus name type designations:
|+ Type Species|Species name|
|----- Designation|i.e. Monotypy|
|--- + Citation â€¦ | |
Next feature: images
Palms have a complex Description feature "Uses" which cannot be input using any existing tool â€“ should Editor be extended for "Uses"?
After Pepeâ€™s London trip, he will send exemplar groups a stable version of the Editor
- The group agreed on a format for Excel spreadsheets for name import â€“ now data is needed to test the import
Combine with eBiosphere in London? Maybe in a smaller group (to be determined via email), then with full group in September?
The agenda of the meeting was as follows:
1. Welcome (9:30)¶
2. Data Portals (10:00)¶
Progress on the current list of tasks
Reference Page / List
Portal management (access to administrators)
3. Taxonomic Editor (13:00)¶
4. Imports (15:00)¶
- Next meeting