Rubenstein Fellows

This is the Community of fellows and alumni of the EOL Rubenstein Fellows Program. This program supports the research of a diverse group of scientists who are committed to online collaboration and outreach. Fellows receive partial funding for up to one year to translate biodiversity research, databases, and media into rich, online resources through the Encyclopedia of Life. The Fellows program is made possible through a generous donation by David M. Rubenstein to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    News and updates about Scratchpads are trickling out from the Vibrant team; I'm posting these in the Scratchpads Community so join us there if you need to keep in the loop. :)

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Here's a link to the resurrected EOL Scratchpad's community. http://eol.org/communities/122/newsfeed

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: re: blog/forum/etc. Thanks for trying. I think I just need to get these tools enabled. They're set to Off in my Tools menu and I can't re-set anything in there right now. I did try adding the url as a tab manually but that just creates a flat content page. Curses!

    over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Eli, I'll be on that call, see you then.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: That sounds promising, and poking around, your records look pretty good apart from journal titles, which just have a display issue. You were supposed to get taxon links automatically though, from Title and keyword content to anything that was recognized in your classification, which it looks like you didn't. Rats...

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Bob Corrigan: Not sure if Jen has been in touch yet, but she's actually put together a screen-sharing meeting for Scratchpad stuff on Thursday.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Bob Corrigan: Most of us are still in the training phase on Scratchpads but in a week or two I think we'll all have had a good look around and have lots of opinions; that's a good idea.

    over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: It would be interesting to do a screen-share and Skype call with some of the current Scratchpad-using Rubenstein Fellows and some ViBRANT people to talk through use cases and challenges making those use cases work. And. . .I'd love to be part of that call. Jen? You think we can make that happen?

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: RE: literature records. I just exported a few dozen Endnote citations into xml, then imported them using the 'Biblio import' link into the website. It took all of 1 minute. I haven't really dug in to see how well the fields were parsed, but the display and faceted search are quite nice.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: RE: forum, blog and specimen tools. I wish I could remember all the steps I took to get these working! One thing is that I think you need to actually produce content for each of these types (i.e. forum topic, blog entry, specimen record/observation) before they will show up as tabs on the main menu. So step 1: Home>Content>click the 'add' link in the row of the content type you want. This may or may not automatically add the respective tab to your main menu. If it doesn't...Step 2: Structure>Menu>Main Menu>list links. If the link (Forum, Blog, Specimens) shows up, make sure the 'enabled' box is checked. If not...Step 3: Structure>Menu>Main Menu>add link. Type in the URL to the node (tab) you want added to your main menu (http://yoursitename/forum or /blog or /specimen_observation. I'm sure there are easier ways to do this, but I think that might work. Let me know if any of that works, and I'm happy to try and help troubleshoot if the vibrant team is too swamped.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: I see you've got access to forum, blog and specimen tools. Humph. I inquired of the Vibrant team about why I don't, but did you take some clever steps to activate them that differ from the wiki instructions? Also curious- what have you used for literature? The one I added manually is fine, but the one I tried via their spreadsheet upload seems to have gotten crunched. I haven't tried Bibtex or Endnote. I see those are supposed to autotag refs with taxon names but there are bug reports about it.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks Jen -- zombies are known for mischief. My beta scratchpad site is www.antkey.org.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Oops! There's a bit of a zombie issue right now with deleted communities but as soon as it's fixed, restoring the community should be easy; stand by for that. The Scratchpad I've been training on is http://eolhotlist.myspecies.info/. If anyone would like an account to play with but isn't ready to create a whole new Scratchpad, let me know; you're welcome on mine!

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: looks like I must have accidentally deleted the Scratchpads community. Oops. You know of any way to restore it? Also, are you interested in sharing you test-site before next week's online meeting?

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hey Jen, regarding the mb limit, I agree it is on the smaller side. I recently had success shrinking video files by running it through Windows Movie Maker, as described in the following wiki help: http://www.wikihow.com/Reduce-Video-Size. That post looks like it has an iMovie alternative for mac users.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Hello, Scratchpadians. What does everyone else think of the 50Mb limit on media files? This has made me aware how limited I am by my little vidcam which saves in .avi (aka: enormous). Can anyone suggest a no frills video editing program for people who just want to change format?

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Here's the url for the Scratchpads Community: http://eol.org/communities/118/newsfeed

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Okay, I started a new community called 'Scratchpads'. It would be great if other fellows working on their own scratchpads websites want to join. I could definitely use some hand holding to get content up!

    over 2 years ago