Jennifer Smith

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bob Corrigan: yes, browsing pictures on this page is very fast, even if you don't have a next image button.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Education Field Guides":

    @Jeff Holmes: Thanks Jeff, I'll create a new fieldguide then. In this particular case a lot of new text content has become available because we have engaged a new content partner specializing in this area (North American butterflies).

    over 1 year ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    One of the challenges with adding a "next" button to the object page is context: how do we know you're looking at it in the context of the taxon page? The Actual Solution is to envision other ways of looking at photos that allow you to see more of them at once, and move within that visual context faster. For example, give a look at http://eol.dannysu.com - and the explanation page here.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jeff Holmes commented on "EOL Education Field Guides":

    Hi Katja, I'll check into the image issue. Sounds like a bug if it is not finding the new ones. There is, unfortunately, no way of re-downloading the text at this point. Part of the issue was trying to figure out how to handle new text versus text that had been customized by the guide author. We do hope to address this limitation in a future version though.

    over 1 year ago

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    Kelly O'Donnell commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Michael Wunderli: A little late to this conversation, but I agree that a "next image" button would be very useful for browsing.

    over 1 year ago

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    Marie Studer modified the community "United States National Park Service Community".

    over 1 year ago

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    Roshmi Rekha Sarma joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Education Field Guides":

    @Marie Studer: Thanks Marie!

    over 1 year ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "EOL Education Field Guides":

    @Katja Schulz: You shouldn't have to start over, so it might be a bug. We'll take a look and get back to you early next week when Jeff (our programmer for the field guides) is back. Thanks for your patience!

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Education Field Guides":

    I'm trying to update some of the field guides I made last year. There's lots of new content on EOL, both new text and new images. When I click on "Check for New Images" in the field guide editor, it tells me "No new images were found on EOL." But that's not true. For example in the case of the Acmon Blue, there are 27 images on EOL, but only 4 in my field guide. Also, I don't see a way to download new text content into an existing field guide? Do I have to start over from scratch?

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bob Corrigan: Thank you!

    over 1 year ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Michael Wunderli: MIchael, that's a very good idea. I'll take it from here.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    When i am looking at pictures on eol, i miss a button "next image" i always have to go back to the media overview and choose the next one.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Most of the Birds of America images are on Wikimedia Commons. Some of them are probably already included in our WC import. Those that are not can be made available to EOL by placing them into a WC gallery with a taxonavigation section. For instructions on how to do this, see Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons Tools for Curators.

    over 1 year ago

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    jeff betz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Are any of the illustrations from Audobon's Birds of America on EOL? I tried to find some of the more famous ones, like his golden eagle painting, or american flamingo, but couldn't. The images from his book have been digitized and are available at several sites, including the Audobon society website and the University of Pittsburg, but both are copyrighted. Could either of these be added to EOL?

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Do you have a longstanding research question, involving a large number of taxa? Do you suspect the sum of human knowledge contains enough information to provide the answer ? Maybe you’ve never tackled it because it's just way too much work to extract it from its myriad locations? Can EOL help? We need your input on this subject to inform our development priorities and resource allocation in the coming year.

    Tell us the question you want to ask. Tell us the kinds of data you would need, and from where in our collections you think it could be extracted. Visit our Wishes for Research page to learn more and make a wish. Wishes will be posted publicly and priority wishes will be chosen by a vote of the EOL Curator community. The authors of the chosen wishes will be awarded their choice of soon-to-be-coveted, limited-edition EOL themed gear, with our thanks.

    over 1 year ago

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    musecat joined the community "EOL Learning and Education Community".

    over 1 year ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: The DwC-A Media file has columns for Publisher, generic Contributor and Creator (can be assumed to be photographer for photos, author for text, etc.). So those fields can be used to provide multiple agents and can also accept semi-colon delimited lists of multiple names in each column.

    To get the precise role names and especially to include agent metadata such as the homepage, it is necessary to include the Agents file and include a semi-colon delimited list of AgentIDs in the Media file. This structure is not endorsed by the creators of the DwC archive as associating extensions with Media as opposed to Taxon breaks the star schema that the archives were intended to represent. EOL does allow references and agents associated with Media and I am happy to help a partner create such a archive with such associations.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Patrick Leary commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: The thumbnailURL is relevant for videos as well as other media types. For example see http://eol.org/api/data_objects/1.0/207f85a543f0d9a455e02ed5e42ce71c.json . This field contains the URL of a thumbnail hosted by EOL. The thumbnail will have been resized to meet the needs of our site design.

    Many of the thumbnails will have been supplied by our Content Partners but if we are able to create one automatically we will serve it using the same field. It is highly recommended that partners provide their own thumbnail if they have one so the frame can be representative of the video.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago