1. Donald Hobern shares thoughts on GBIF


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    Donald Hobern outlines his vision for the organization, after taking up his post as executive secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (www.gbif.org) and director of its secretariat based in Copenhagen. Donald, who started in the job on 30 January, was until now director of the Atlas of Living Australia (www.ala.org.au), GBIF's Australian national node.

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    • If biologists were explorers (Mammalia)...


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      Or, "Waiting for Magellen". The view of the world according to Mammal occurrence points shared through GBIF. Temporal scale is in 'data time'. (excludes Chiroptera) Part of an on going project with Robert Guralnick and Walter Jetz. Data assembled with the help of Tim Robertson and José Cuadra.

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      • Presenting the review of the Nodes Portal Toolkit Startup


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        This video by the GBIF Secretariat presents the first public version of the Nodes Portal Toolkit Startup, a tool aimed at providing an easy way to create a web presence to GBIF Participant Nodes. The video first briefly presents the tool and the rationale for its creation. Then it continues with a screencast that explains how to install it. It finishes with a description of the review process and how the different GBIF Nodes can contribute to it. ABOUT THE REVIEW The GBIF Secretariat wants to understand the intentions of Nodes to get involved with NPT Startup. This review will aid in the further deployment and development by GBIF Participants of the NPT Startup. With this review, the Secretariat intends to learn more about the extent to which the NPT Startup in its current form can meet the needs of its primary target audience: 1. Especially Nodes that are interested in using the NPT Startup, 2. Nodes who wish to serve as an advisor for others in setting up their NPT Startup instance, 3. Nodes that would like to plan development around the NPT Startup and Drupal The following materials accompany this review: • A review document, which provides guidance on how the GBIF community can contribute to the review of the NPT Startup. It explains briefly what NPT Startup is, who the target audience is, what the purpose of the review is, and what the way forward is in the development of the NPT. The document is available at http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=5155. • This video containing the key messages around the goals of NPT Startup, as well as the key features and the installation procedures of the current version of the NPT Startup. • An example website that is deployed by using the current version of the NPT Startup, which can be found at: http://nptstartup.gbif.org; • A questionnaire to capture feedback from GBIF Participant Nodes on the first version of the NPT Startup that can be accessed at: http://links.gbif.org/npt_startup_questionnaire. Feedback always is welcome at nodes@gbif.org.

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        • Mountain Biodiversity Portal


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          The Mountain Biodiversity Portal at www.mountainbiodiversity.org , allow users to define the mountain boundaries they are interested in and select a taxon to download biodiversity data. The biodiversity data is taken from the GBIF network of primary data providers.

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          • GBIF-WDPA widget Version 2


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            This screencast shows the new functionalities of the GBIF-WDPA widget.

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            • European Starling analysis using Clustr


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              The European Starling is an invasive bird in North America. We wanted to try using Clustr, from Flickr, to see if we could recreate its story using biodiversity primary data shared on the GBIF network.

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              • GBIF primary data Griding proposal.


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                This video just demonstrate the test that we are doing at Vizzuality regarding the visualization of GBIF primary data as continuos grids. On each zoom level you can see how the data is grouped in different grids and how there is a fade between the different grid levels to help people understand what is going on.

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                • Official launch of the new GBIF data portal


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                  The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (www.gbif.org) unveils a major new tool that enables researchers and policy makers to use vast quantities of data to help understand the threats to biodiversity, and to develop solutions to reduce those threats.

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                  • GBIF Today and Tomorrow


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                    GBIF's executive secretary talks about recent and forthcoming enhancements to the global biodiversity information infrastructure at the opening of GBIF's Public Symposium 2014 in New Delhi on 17 September 2014.

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                    • How to install the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)


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                      Kyle Braak, Developer and IPT Project Leader at the GBIF Secretariat explains in this video how to install the tool in a server, to enable the publishing of biodiversity data and metadata into national and international biodiversity data networks. If you have trouble installing the tool, check the IPT project site (https://code.google.com/p/gbif-providertoolkit/) or join the IPT mailing list (http://lists.gbif.org/mailman/listinfo/ipt) and interest group (http://community.gbif.org/pg/groups/3529/) or contact the GBIF Secretariat via helpdesk@gbif.org.

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