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Canadensys: How we built a national biodiversity data network

Canadensys: How we built a national biodiversity data network

Talk at the SPNHC 2012 Annual Meeting in New Haven, United States - July 15, 2012.

Lessons learned from building the Canadensys network.

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Peter Desmet

June 15, 2012
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  1. Canadensys   How  we  built  a  na1onal     biodiversity

     data  network   Peter  Desmet  &  Anne  Bruneau  
  2. Canadensys

  3. A  network   Of  people  and  collec1ons  

  4. Academic   11  universi1es,  5  botanical     gardens  &

     2  musea    
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  6. Goal   Mobilize  3  million  specimen     records  (20%)

     by  2013  
  7. How?  

  8. Collect   Prepare   Digi1ze   Standardize   Publish  

    Aggregate   Download   Use  
  9. Collect   Prepare   Digi1ze   Standardize   Publish  

    Aggregate   Download   Use  
  10. Standardiza1on   Harmonizing  a  cacophony   of  database  systems  

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  13. Offer  support   Help  collec1ons  with  the  DwC  mapping  

    www.canadensys.net/darwin-­‐core  
  14. Learn  by  doing   Prac1ce  trumps  theory   bit.ly/dwc-­‐mapping  

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  16. Darwin  Core  archive   A  common  format  

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  18. Easy  

  19. Publica1on  

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  21. Complete  workflow   Standardize,  publish,  register,  available   Since  2011,

     thanks  to  IPT.  
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  23. bit.ly/7-­‐step-­‐guide  

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  25. Offer  hos1ng   Centralizes  maintenance   data.canadensys.net/ipt  

  26. Registra1on   Guarantees  credit  goes  to  the   data  publisher

     /  collec1on  
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  30. Citable  datasets   h[p://dataset.canadensys.net/acad-­‐specimens  

  31. Data  license   Allow  data  to  be  used   bit.ly/cc0-­‐for-­‐data

     
  32. Download   Per  dataset   Not  very  flexible  

  33. Aggrega1on  

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  35. Canadensys  explorer   data.canadensys.net/explorer  

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  43. Download  &  use   Get  the  data  out  of  the

     system  
  44. IPT   Collec1ons  

  45. Darwin  Core  archive   How  we  built  our  na1onal  

    biodiversity  data  network  
  46. …  and  we  plan  to  grow  from  here.   www.canadensys.net

     
  47. Thanks!   @canadensys   bit.ly/ca-­‐talk   Peter  Desmet  &  Anne

     Bruneau