John P. Sullivan

ichthyologist

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    Robert Guralnick commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bart C.: Bart, Map of Life (mappinglife.org) has a data manager (actually three right now, but one whose focus is connect with the community) who has the job of making this effort as painless and efficient as possible for the provider. We do need a little help from the providers to assure proper citation and link-backs. You can see the provider citation information in our Data Dashboard on the site. I hope this helps!

    about 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: Are your data being imported in mappingoflife.org now? I would like to know how it works to map names and locations to such a database. It must consume a lot of time. Other suggestions for you would be to contact one or more owners of websites like project noah, ispot, inaturalist, observado.org, etc. if they can import it into one of their databases. But I doubt they want to map mismatches for you.

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Alan Couch: Thanks, but I think it is a level or two higher than what I am after which is easy basic input of worldwide observations.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Yes, I've been using bulk import regularly. Very cool feature! I have over 600 images on the site now:) I think Eli has been using it, too.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Jiri, have you tried out the bulk image import yet? (Or anyone else?) Anyone have opinions or pointers? Laurence warns one or two bits of workflow might be weird, but everything should work. You should be able to bring in 50Mb of files at a time. After import, it will not take you to your files automatically so you can add metadata, but you can still get there any time (content menu, Image "grid" view) and edit them in bulk.

    about 2 years ago

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    Alan Couch commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: http://www.gbif.org/ is probably what you are after. Or http://www.ala.org.au/ for the Australian stuff :-)

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Robert Guralnick: Thanks. That was quick! I will have a look. I can send thousands of names and contact details in a mailshot to an online database so think I should be able to do the same somewhere with bio records.

    about 2 years ago

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    Robert Guralnick commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: The Map of Life project is built for that exact use case. See mappinglife.org for more information. Happy to put you in touch with our data managers who can help with ingest. We don't have automated forms for that yet, but we do take credit for providing such data very seriously. You can click the data dashboard at the Map of Life site for more dataset information. I hope this helps!

    about 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    Here is a very big question. I have wildlife records in text form from all over the world. Is there any website that would accept them as EXcel, CSV text or whatever, and is there a way of geotagging text records like this? Basically I would like to do what I am doing with my photos and EOL, but without the photos! And preferably not to have to enter each record manually!

    about 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Yup, that seems to have approximately doubled the speed. Awesome!

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Alice from the SP team made some fixes that have significantly improved response time, at least on my own site (http://dev.scratchpads.eu/node/1430#comment-3851). I'd be curious to know whether Jiri and other SP2 users also experience improved performance.

    about 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Jiri Hulcr: I still have a v.1 Scratchpad. It seems reasonably responsive. Not looking forward to v.2 if it will be slow.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Eli and other Scratchpads users - I just posted a comment on this slowness on the Scratchpads list of issues - please add comments if it also bothers you!

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Attention, Invertebrate Zoologists with US citizenship: Smithsonian seeks Research Zoologist

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Greetings, EOL curators. May I introduce Peter Everill, one of our new EOL interns? Peter is composing articles on habitats and other general subjects that touch on large numbers of species. Each article is attached to a starter list of taxa already. I hope you will find his work well-referenced and scholarly, but please feel free to leave him feedback. If the articles meet with your approval, please consider trusting some of the species links, or adding taxa of your own if he has neglected your favorites! Peter's topics so far center on marine habitats and conservation biology:

    Microbial Life of Deep-Sea Anoxic Brine Pools

    Human Harvest of Invasive Species

    Whale-Fall Communities

    Communities of Stellwagon Bank, Pelagic and Benthic

    Pleistocene Re-wilding

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Jiri Hulcr: Thanks for confirming, Jiri. Internet connection speed doesn't seem to affect site speed. The amount of data being transferred is usually relatively low, but whatever processes are going on within the site are often excruciatingly slow are many times cause operations to timeout. I really hope they can improve the performance.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Eli, Yes, it is surprisingly slow, even if I am on a superfast University connection.

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    For those of you with SP2 sites, do you find the response time of your site to be abnormally slow relative to other websites? I find administrative tasks take an extremely long time to load and even simple operations like loading taxon description pages are quite sluggish. I assumed this is the case across all SP2 sites, but am now wondering if it might be an issue with how my site is configured. Even when I disable things like 'Lexicon' , the site performance is still frustratingly slow.

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    In asnwer to Jiri's question regarding how to bulk import image metadata into SP2, Laurence posted this..."@Jiri Hulcr: Hi Jiri, you can find batch file metadata import under the Import> Files - Excel file update> Images then click on the "Excel template file for updating"."

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jiri Hulcr: Just saw this message but it looks like Laurence already answered . I'll go ahead and re-post Vince's response to the Scratchpad Community (http://eol.org/communities/122/newsfeed)

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago