Carlos Viquez

Arachnids Researcher

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: 1) We pretty much bring in all the content from the Wikipedia page but we don't separate out the references -- they'll just be at the bottom of the object on EOL. 2) Instructions for finding the Wikipedia permalink are here: http://eol.org/wikipedia_imports/new Give it a few days to see if it gets successfully harvested.

    about 2 years ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Joanne Taylor: Propagating classifications down the tree is definitely still on the wish list, but development is not yet planned. However, the short story is if you want it done soon, you're going to have to do it by hand. This issue is near and dear to me since I have same problem for the fungal genus Amanita which has about 1300 species listed in EOL. However, if it isn't urgent, then you could wait as I expect it will get done eventually. Right now there's a bunch of stuff that we consider to have higher priority. Getting feedback from the EOL Curators is a great way to raise its priority. However, the software team (which I lead) doesn't think this will be an easy feature to implement. Some of the challenges we have are what do you do as you go through the tree and find other existing nodes that have already had a preferred classification set? One notion is that you keep track of where the classification was explicitly set and where it was inferred. Then you stop when you come to a node where it has been explicitly set, but how do you report that in a clear way to the user and is there anything they can do about it? There are also some nasty problems when classifications change. Another option would be to walk up the tree looking for nodes where the classification has been set. However, due to supporting multiple classification, there can be any number of chains of ancestors and there's nothing forcing them to have the same selected classification. For example, if you've selected Catalog of Life as the preferred classification for Chordata, but NCBI as preferred for Coelurosauria, what do you do for Aves since the first is the parent of Aves according to CoL, but the second is the parent in NCBi? Hope this helps!

    about 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: Can't see why the wikipedia article isn't there. It doesn't depend on the English name, it is harvested from the scientific name in the taxobox, and that's correctly formatted.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    Trying to add Wikipedia content to Agrotis ipsilon, I think missed as it didn't have the UK common name Dark Sword-grass attached. 1) Is it the whole article with all the contents, refs etc, or just bits? 2) Can't work out how to change the Wiki URL to a permalink. Thanks.

    about 2 years ago

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    Joanne Taylor commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bob Corrigan: Just wondering if you are still looking at allowing 'propogating down' when selecting a preferred classification? Just started on the big squatty genus Munidopsis (over 200 species) and I want them all to follow the same classification without having to select each one manually. Can you please update me on whether you are still considering this before I waste a whole heap of time? Many thanks, Jo

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Priscila Chaverri: Please add your suggested changes directly on the image page. This helps us to understand the context, and the provider of the image and the description is also notified of your concerns.

    about 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on "EOL Curators":

    I have noticed something about the descriptions of some of the species in the Hypocreales (e.g. Hypomyces, Hypocrea). For example, one description of a species of Hypomyces says: "Title: Infected fruitbodies - close-up Type: standard photograph or close-up Camera: NikonD100+T90 Russula emetica on deformed gills. Summary: Deforming gills of Russula emetica Site: Curr Wood Country: Scotland More info..." How is this information imported from the source? It really should read something like this: Title: Infected fruitbodies - close-up Type: standard photograph or close-up Camera: NikonD100+T90 Hypomyces xxxx on deformed gills of Russula emetica. Summary: Deforming gills of Russula emetica Site: Curr Wood Country: Scotland More info... As a curator, what can I do about this?

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Priscila Chaverri: It depends on the particular case. If the current name is represented in one of the classifications in the Names tab, you can change the name of the taxon page by selecting that classification as the preferred one. If the current name is on another EOL page, the pages need to be merged. Please put them on the Taxon Concept Management To Do List.

    about 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on "EOL Curators":

    If there are problems with the nomenclature in EoL, how can we fix that? For example, there are some names in Fungi that are not current even when Index Fungorum is using the current ones.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Maggie Whitson: There's no way to edit the image descriptions on EOL. You can only leave a comment, but that text isn't considered in searches. I have had good luck in using EOL comments to ask the image owners to add information to their image descriptions, e.g., if the location was missing. Also, in the case of Wikimedia Commons images, you can use the View Source link to go to the image page on the Wikimedia Commons site where you can then edit the description. The revised description will then be imported to EOL with the next Wikimedia Commons data harvest.

    about 2 years ago

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    Maggie Whitson commented on "EOL Curators":

    Is there any way for curators to edit the descriptions of images? I've seen a lot of neat images showing particular traits of the organisms that won't come up if you search for that trait because the image was not submitted with a description. Any inofrmation would be appreciated.

    about 2 years ago

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    Vince Smith commented on "EOL Curators":

    Dear Scratchpad users, Just to note that we've been working on the image metadata schema, mapping the more stable elements of the proposed Audubon Core standard to the Darwin Core and EOL schema. This work is done, and when its released means Scratchpads will support a much richer image metadata schema, which will also be exposed in each Scratchpad Darwin Core Archive. We are now working on reading this metadata from image EXIF headers so that you can add these metadata offline to your images, then just upload the images to the site with the metadata. This won't suit all users but will help those dealing with large numbers of images. We plan to release this to a subsection of the Scratchpads in November, and subject to successful testing will be released to all, shortly thereafter.

    about 2 years ago

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    John Tasirin commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Laurence Livermore: Very useful information. Thank, you.

    about 2 years ago

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    Laurence Livermore commented on "EOL Curators":

    @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

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi all Scratchpaders. Eli, this is mostly a question for you, since you seem to have figured it out, but responses from anybody else will be appreciated: I've been waiting for the batch-upload feature for metadata for images. The ScratchPads developers say: "This feature is now available on your site under the import section (an additional template can be downloaded for each import which contains the values already present on your site)." What import section is meant? It seems to be disabled for Media Gallery. When I try to go through the Taxon Description upload, the template file doesn't have any relevant headers. Any more information about this? Thanks! Jiri

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks to everyone who contributed or voted on the Wishes for Research. The 2013 Rubenstein competition has been announced, and eleven Wishes were selected as the basis for the call for proposals. Please peruse and share with your colleagues.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hello, everyone! Some of you have already noticed the 2013 Rubenstein competition announcement. Congratulations to Meiying whose Research Wish made the shortlist that forms the basis of the RFP. Please check it out and forward to interested colleagues who are good with big datasets.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Quentin Groom: Quentin is correct. To share images with EOL, projects need to (1) support creative commons licenses and (2) make their data available in a format that can be harvested by EOL. iNaturalist is the first nature observation project to accomplish this, but we hope others will follow.

    about 2 years ago

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    Quentin Groom commented on "EOL Curators":

    As a contributor to iSpot I'd like to see the pictures used on EOL, however I suspect the problem is due to the licensing issues.

    about 2 years ago

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    tony rebelo commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: What about other sites like iSpot (www.ispot.org.za or www.ispot.org.uk) which also collect and identify images. Why are they not also harvested by EoL?

    about 2 years ago