Biodiversity data is messy. How to transform messy data into reusable data? We attended OBIS node training course November 2017 to learn about methods/tools available to clean biodiversity data in Darwin Core standard. The teaching materials are available online to everyone. Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) have put in a … Continue reading OBIS GitHub libraries for data cleaning
As part of our capacity building kit, Anton has prepared a very nice step-by-step guide on how to use the ANTABIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit, based on the Canadensys data publication guide. Besides giving general information on the importance of publishing data in biodiversity information networks, the guide takes the user through the 8 major steps … Continue reading A quick guide to publishing data using the IPT
A new GBIF tool to convert descriptions of biodiversity data into scientific journal articles is now available. The aim is to give due recognition to efforts by scientists and institutions making data accessible to the wider scientific community. The manuscript can then be submitted to a scientific journal for peer review and possible publication. As well … Continue reading New tool for publishing biodiversity data
The CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers are available from our shared folder. These layers are bipolar climatological and other summary layers that may be useful for purposes such as general modelling, regionalisation, and exploratory analyses. All of the layers in this collection are provided on a consistent 0.1-degree grid, which covers -180 to 180E, 80S … Continue reading CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers available
GBIF has published a Beginner’s Guide to Persistent Identifiers. The guide covers the practice of issuing and maintaining Persistent Identifiers for primary biodiversity data from a beginner's perspective. It also includes information explaining the costs and benefits of implementing Persistent Identifiers.
Still in a test phase, I've setup a shared library on Mendeley. Join the crowd, its a great tool to Openly share bibliographic resources!