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Publishing EIA-Related Primary Biodiversity Data: GBIF-IAIA Best Practice Guide

This publication presents the guiding principles for how make the best use of the data collected as part of environmental impact assessments (EIA), by publishing them through networks such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The document is a summarized version of the outcome of a collaboration between GBIF, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), and the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA).

February 10th, 2015

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GBIF IPT v. 2 User Manual

This is the user manual for the version 2 of the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit IPT (the version which is recommended currently). It explains how to install and configure the tool, it provides a reference guide on the different elements of the tool, and several use cases on how to use the tool to publish biodiversity data.

February 10th, 2015

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A review of barriers to the sharing of biodiversity data and information, with recommendations for eliminating them

This document was prepared by the Secretariat of the Friends of the Conservation Commons as an input to planning for the future of the Conservation Commons, and as a contribution to both the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the future Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
This document was presented during the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Conference on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India, in October 2012.

February 10th, 2015

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Training Manual on Spatial Analysis of Plant Diversity and Distribution

The manual explains basic diversity and ecological analyses based on free and publicly available software: DIVA-GIS and Maxent. It focuses on using these GIS tools to help answer common questions relating to the spatial analysis of biodiversity data. The training manual focuses on plants of interest for improving livelihoods (e.g. crops or crop wild relatives) and/or those which are endangered.

February 10th, 2015

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Guía de utilización de OpenRefine por SiB Colombia

Esta guía práctica describe como instalar, configurar y utilizar la herramienta OpenRefine para la evaluation y la mejora de la calidad de conjuntos de datos sobre biodiversidad. Incluye la utilización de servicios web taxonómicos tales como los ofrecidos por Encyclopedia of Life (EoL).

February 10th, 2015

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Bridging gaps: Towards demand-driven publishing of biodiversity data

This is an special issue of the journal ‘Biodiversity Informatics’ that focuses on the topic of the assessment of content needs and demand-driven mobilization of data. In includes the recommendations of two of GBIF task groups: the ‘Content Needs Assessment’ task group and the ‘Multimedia Resources’ task group.

February 10th, 2015

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eLearning course about strategic communication by Frogleaps

This free online course about strategic communication in the context of biodiversity gives good advice on how to face communication issues to different audiences, and how to develop, execute and evaluate a strategy to change attitudes and behaviour. Frogleaps is endorsed by the Commission on Education and Communication of the IUCN.

February 10th, 2015

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ALA Data Quality Portal

The Data Quality Portal by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a compilation of wiki pages that document the different data quality checks that the Atlas performs on biodiversity data prior to their publication online. The system allows comments and discussion on each of the checks described. The portal also provides an index of relevant data quality resources.

February 10th, 2015

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Name validation in Open Refine: a tutorial

This document describes a protocol to validate scientific names using the Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) tool. It includes step-by-step instructions and good tips on how to react on different situations.

February 10th, 2015