Improved cooperation and interoperability of e-infrastructures

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Challenges related to the technical interoperability of biodiversity data present themselves in competing standards, ambiguous, poor or absent documentation, lack of stable identifier systems and the absence of semantic interoperability. For improving the interoperability between e-infrastructures, stable identifiers for biodiversity collection objects and a global service registry were identified as the two major achievables for progress. The use of state-of-the-art digitisation software & tools for literature markup is another important factor.

Improved cooperation and interoperability of e-infrastructures

Step 1. Implementation of HTTP-URIs by 8 major institutions for their collection objects by October 2013, treatments, and recommendations for further topics to be explored in detail.
Step 2. Agreement on the BiodiversityCatalogue as a global registry for biodiversity related services. Improvement of the recommendations and guidelines for it to be able to fill this role even better; registration of services available now.
Step 3. Workflow improvement between the Plazi document registry and the Common Data Model (CDM)-based EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy(http://wiki.pro-ibiosphere.eu/wiki/Pilot_3). In the course of this a markup granularity table evolved. The pro-iBiosphere pilot portals visualize the data results at different stages and show the possibilities for scientists willing to markup their data. The markup granularity table explains in detail work load and connected output gain.

Lead partners: FUB-BGBM, Plazi.

Who is it for? Scientists, markup annotators, especially those who publish taxonomic novelties and want to gain digital content.

How is it used? The improved workflows and the agreed commitments to common standards and registries contributes to the construction of a service-based infrastructure for the mobilization, management and publication of biodiversity data. In particular, workflows for extracting e can be used as a blueprint for le data mobilization activities.