C5.28 Portal prototype functional for machine access to Metadatabase

ViTaL, the Virtual Taxonomic Library is a component of the EDIT infrastructure, being created as part of WP5.3, which is concerned with the provision of Bibliographic tools for the taxonomic community.

The services provided by ViTaL have been discussed in detail in previously published project documents. The diagram below has been extracted from document D5.15 ViTaL draft system design. It provides a useful overview of the system architecture.

C5.27 Pilot website for OpenURL service available

ViTaL, the Virtual Taxonomic Library is a component of the EDIT infrastructure, being created as part of WP5.3, which is

C5.56 Interface to CDM community store implemented and usable within the platform

The CDM community store acts as a central datastore for versionable Common Data Model data. Web services to access the community store have been implemented as proposed at

C5.90 Inclusion of missing data items in GBIF index

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was established to make biodiversity data openly and universally available. One of the products of GBIF is a central index database that stores a limited number of core data elements. Because original biodiversity data remain with the data providers, the data not stored in the index database can be viewed but not be searched.

C5.89 List of data items and searchable data items in existing portals

Compile the specimen access functionality of existing specimen access portals for zoological, mycological and botanical specimens. Attempt to develop a priority list of access points.

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C5.87 WP6 exemplar group data migrated to CDM v1

For enabling the EDIT WP6 exemplar groups to use their data within the upcoming EDIT Cybertaxonomy tools based on the Common Data Model (CDM) and the CDM Store the exemplar groups’ data have been transformed from their original format into CDM directly or into a format that is an import format for the CDM.

C5.82 Specification of CSSO profiles for the platform covering the use cases web application, web service and desktop applicatio

The general objective of the activity is the design of a security infrastructure for the platform and introduction of a secure Single Sign-On service (SSO) for the platform. The task to be achieved within the third JPA concerns the integration of a Community Single Sign-On (CSSO) security infrastructure within the platform.

C5.86 Data portal prototype

Based on the “Data Portal” mock-ups, the Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have developed a web application prototype which publishes taxonomic data as stored in a cdm (Common data Model) data store. The Data Portal requests data by connecting to the cdm web services which are an integral component of the cdm library and application suite within the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy.

C5.55 Platform environment circumscribed based on existing standards

As documentation system for the platform the same TRAC Wiki is used that also serves as a project management tool for the platform development. TRAC is one of leading project management tool for software development. The site can be visited at and all its sub sites.

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