Arthur Chapman

Environmental Consultant and Wildlife Photographer

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    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    It appears all my videos have been "kicked out" of their respective EOL species pages once again. The first time this happened I had to make some coding change to the videos on Youtube (where they are hosted). Do I need to do this again? To be honest this is dampening my enthusiasm for content donation to EOL. I'm a professional nature photographer, so, my videos are not poor quality. And, they are not being reviewed as trusted. Why? Perhaps, I'm not making my copyright/ownership of the videos clear? Hmmm... I LOVE the EOL meme and E. O. Wilson. Rob :o)

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: Hi Jamie, You mentioned that your "photo has been imported into a taxon with the same error..." It would be good for us to know which taxon you are referring to, so we can try to get the error fixed. Can you please provide a link to the page with the bad taxon name? Thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks. Very clever harvester!

    over 1 year ago

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    José R Ferrer-Paris commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Robert Guralnick: Hello Robert, I work with biodiversity surveys in Venezuela, we have data for birds, butterflies and dung beetles that come from compilations of literature records and national scale field surveys. I took a look at the Map of Life, and it looks like a good opportunity to share our data, how do I contact the data manager(s)?

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: You can do this at the source, if it is on Flickr, since it is your own photo. The correction will come through to EOL with the next harvest.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    I got a species name wrong and my photo has been imported into a taxon with the same error. I want to edit my own photos in this (the name) and take them out of the wrongly-named taxon. How do I do this?

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bart C.: Still working on adding location data to my records in a form that can be imported into other databases. MapMate is the UK standard for doing this and is based on our OS National Grid, but can US or other databases import from MapMate? I am still not sure if MapMate works for locations outside the UK either.

    over 1 year ago

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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!

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year 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 :-)

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year 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!

    over 1 year 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!

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

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

    almost 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

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 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)

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    This situation seems to arise infrequently enough that when it happens we simply put in a request to our developers to re-harvest the specific set of images in question. If you just directly email me (lshapiro@eol.org) a list of requested image urls for re-harvest, I can make sure this request gets submitted.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Steve Baskauf commented on "EOL Curators":

    Is there a way to cause particular images to be reharvested from their source? I have provided some images which were corrupted during the process of uploading them to our server. They have now been replaced on our server with uncorrupted versions, but forcing reharvest of metadata and new images does not have an effect on the previously harvested images at EOL.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael - I've requested it now and we'll see if it appears.

    almost 2 years ago