C5.113 CDM power user interface design study and pilot implementation

The power user of a taxonomic data storage model is a non-technical user responsible for the integrity of the data. While the normal user creates data – names, references, authors, etc. – as part of the workflow of editing a taxon, the power user can create, edit, and delete data outside of this workflow. Moreover, the normal user should be restricted from editing certain shared data. For instance, if a name within a shared data source is referenced by two different taxa, changing the name affects both taxa; if the taxa are maintained by separate users, the consequences may be disruptive. The power user is aware of these consequences.