Joanne Taylor

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    Vittorio Mico Marcos left the community "EOL Curators".

    3 months ago

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    Vittorio Mico Marcos joined the community "EOL Curators".

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks Katja. The ones I've seen have all been 700 or 750px max, so perhaps those are considered PD. That would be great if so - and if that's right, perhaps it could be mentioned on their site or on the EoL content provide page. I would log to be able to treat the 700px images as public domain ones.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I remember this coming up a few years ago. When we talked to the BioLib people about this they explained that the large version on their site was All Rights Reserved, but the smaller version they sent to EOL was public domain. However, it looks like we have a pretty large version of the image you found, so their may be an error in their export scripts. Either they shouldn't send us these images at all or they should send us only scaled-down versions.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Yes, we are getting images from FishBase: http://eol.org/collections/197 No idea why this one is missed. Will try to find out.

    3 months ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Heads up! SHORT-TERM VISITORSHIPS IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND RELATED FIELDS We are now accepting proposals for Short Term Visitors at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Terms at NESCent can be up to 3 months. We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in evolutionary science. Proposals are due August 1, 2014. For more information, please see our website at https://www.nescent.org/science/proposals.php

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    I'm coming across a lot of BioLib photos that are copyrighted and do not have an EoL compatible license (e.g. http://eol.org/data_objects/5818489) but which are listed on EoL as public domain. Should I mark these as hidden until the BioLib harvester is sorted out properly?

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: It is a problem that curation might be able to solve. I've responded in the forum. Will talk to Katja soon.

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Does EoL take images from FishBase? For instance, http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/PicturesSummary.php?ID=5786&what=species&picname=Gyphi_u1.jpg is a nice CC-BY-NC image, but it's not on EoL that I can see.

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Is this (http://eol.org/forums/2/topics/83) an API problem or a curation one? I'm surprised that a search for "Inia geoffrensis" from the front page doesn't have the main species page as the top hit.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Mokgatla Molepo:

    Welcome to EOL. I have upgraded your EOL account to full curator status. As a full curator, you can add, sort, endorse, or reject EOL content. Detailed instructions are provided on the Information for Curators page: http://eol.org/info/curation

    For guidance on how to wield your curator powers, please see the EOL Curation Standards: http://eol.org/info/curation_standards

    When you are logged into the EOL site, you will see a CURATORS link next to your profile image at the top of each EOL page. This will lead you to the EOL Curators page which has links to the Information for Curators and Curation Standards pages at the bottom.

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Patrick Coin: Yes, this is a known issue, and it causes a lot of problems. Our Flickr taxonomy processor is pretty dumb. If you tell it genus=Lordotus and binomial=Encelia farinosa, it will put Encelia farinosa in genus Lordotus: http://eol.org/pages/54630/names?all=1 There's no validation of the generic component of a binomial against genus tags. The same problem occurs with other higher taxonomy tags. That's why we request that images with multiple organisms only be tagged at the highest taxonomic level: https://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/discuss/72157629880163919/ I know this is a problem if you know the binomial of one organism but can identify the other one only to genus or family. In that case, I would only tag with the binomial and add the other id in the description. As a curator, you can always add additional associations once the image has been imported to EOL. At that point, there is no problem mixing taxonomic levels.

    3 months ago

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    Mokgatla Molepo joined the community "EOL Curators".

    3 months ago

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    Patrick Coin commented on "EOL Curators":

    I thought I had seen a discussion of this issue in the Flickr EOL images group, but cannot find it. EOL taxon page for a bee fly, Lordotus, has images of a plant, Encelia farinosa, on it: http://eol.org/pages/54630/media I posted an image tagged as genus Lordotus, and also tagged the plant, so perhaps my image messed up something. Is this a known issue of EOL--problems with multiple taxa in one image?

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: That's odd. I would expect to see the mammal page first since it has a higher richness score. I put in a search suggestion, so now the search results go directly to the springhares. Thanks!

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: More dratted weevil problems: http://eol.org/search?q=pedetes&search=Go should have a top hit as springhares, not an invalid beetle taxon.

    3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: yes,indeed i spot a lot of this...confusing.

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: species such as this have to be hidden, i also have problems when searching a blank page cames out,we need filling them not deleting them and i think i could help.

    3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: that will be great,i also have the same problems for searching a species ,a wrong genus cames out.

    3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: wow,what a pity,big problems with dividing the species,can i help too identifying any roblms,katja.

    3 months ago