C5.070 (part2): Practical implementation of converter webservice that transforms point occurrence data to distribution data

This report provides an overview of the practical implementation of the transformation of point occurrence data to distribution data in the EDIT mapViewer, as outlined in the requirement analysis of the first report (C5.070).

C5.133 second Report on Sustainability of the Software in the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy

The software produced in the framework of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy has been put under a public license and is distributed as open source. Sustaining the EDIT Platform thus means supporting the open source environment that allows maintenance and further development of the Platform.
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C5.148 Import of library catalogues from EDIT institutions

The mechanism to import library catalogues into the Global References Index to Biodiversity (GRIB) , as well as bibliographic data from open access repositories to allow linking to electronic full texts, follows what has been described in the EDIT component 5.150 : 1st the delivery of the data, 2nd its conversion and 3rd the updating into the GRIB database.
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C5.160 Meta-documentation report

This report presents available sources of documentation, code, tools and data related to the EDIT Geoplatform.

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C5.152 Enhancement of the references index incorporating results of the User Review and Technical Review

This report presents the changes that have been made on the global references Index to Biodiversity “GRIB” ( based on the suggestions defined in Component C5.149 Index of references User Review and Technical Review. Some of the suggested changes have been implemented (indicated with “Done” or “Partially Done”) and some will be finished within the next weeks under the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe (BHL-Europe) project (marked “Pending”).

C5.151 Sustainability review. A review of the commitments already made and the further commitments

The EDIT ViTaL Activity aimed at building an index of deduplicated references of library catalogues from natural history institution libraries. This index – called Global References Index to Biodiversity short GRIB ( is designed to serve scientists in their search for relevant biodiversity related literature and librarians in their task to digitise legacy literature to make it available free and open online. In the beginning of 2010, a cooperation between EDIT Activity 5.3 and BHL-Europe WP2 has been established.

C5.150 Design of mechanism to update bibliographic data from the libraries into the references index

The EDIT/ViTaL index of references (Global References Index to Biodiversity, called GRIB1) is updated on a regular basis the timing as well as the method depend on the partners providing the data. The method of updating depends on the technological infrastructure of the partner (if the partner system supports the Z39.503 protocol or an OAI-PMH4 interface for example).

C5.167 Integration of users from Fauna Europaea and Euro+Med communities

Apart from its role as a software environment supporting the day-to-day work of taxonomists and taxonomic communities, the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy provides advanced technologies for hosting checklist information systems at an international scale.

C 5.166 Demonstration and user training for tools at partner institutions and during congresses

Several workshops and demonstration sessions were organised by WP5 of the EDIT project to introduce the tools of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy to the user community and to show the IT specialists of partner institutions how to support their researchers when they are using the Platform.

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C5.164: Specimen access functionality fully integrated with platform components

The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy now fully supports handling of specimen and occurrence data, from search and retrieval over import, editing to the publishing of this information.

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