How to publish your scientific names list

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WAYS TO ENTER INFORMATION

USING A TCS SCHEMA FILE

GNI harvests information using files published on the web using a customized tcs schema. GNI downloads the file and enters information into the database. Such process happens on a regular basis with the interval set by the owner of the file. You dont have to worry about supplying intermediate changes to GNI. By periodically updating the tcs file you ensure your data will be harvested by GNI.

Requirements:
  1. Create a file using the schema
    and an example xml file
    Please pay attention to make following:
    a) conversions of these characters in your data:
    & to &
    < to &lt;
    > to &gt;
    ’ to &apos;
    " to &quot;
    b) end of the lines contain LF character (Line Feed) often designated
    as \n in code. Mac programs often use CR character (Carriage Return) often
    designated as \r in code.
  2. Publish file on your webserver
  3. Create an account at http://gni.globalnames.org/signup
  4. Create a new names repository at http://gni.globalnames.org/data_sources/new
  5. Enter title you want this repository be known to the world,
    and url to the tcs file you created.

When you save the new repository you can harvest your own data on the repository page.

USING DARWIN CORE STAR SCHEMA

Darwin core standard allows to submit data into GNI using pretty much a tab- or comma-delimited files.

  1. Create a tab or comma-delimited file which contains fields important for GNI. The file has to use UTF-8 encoding. The file might have fields that are not necessary for GNI ingestion. GNI gets information which fields to harvest from a supplementary xml file.
  2. Create the supplementary xml file which explains which fields can be harvested by GNI. You can follow this example
  3. Please note, that it complex situations you can supply more than one CSV or tab-delimited file, but usually it is necessary. Therefore more often than not only core part is needed in the supplementary xml file.
  4. Create a zip archive with all of the created files and make the archive accessible on the web.
  5. Create an account at http://globalnames.org/signup
  6. Create a new names repository at http://globalnames.org/data_sources/new
  7. Enter title you want this repository be known to the world,
    and url to the tcs file you created.

USING GBIF PORTAL

GNI will be able to reharvest data already collected by Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
In this case doing through normal process of submitting data to GBIF is all you have to do.

USING GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) (Coming soon)

GBIF is actively developing a tool (Release Candidate 1 due 1 April 2009) which will allow to publish biodiversity data kept in a variety file formats. The tool will have GNI extention which will create a TCS file for you automatically in the process of publishing your data.

BY GIVING A FILE TO GBIF OR EOL FOR MANUAL PROCESSING

In the beginning we will accept files in UTF-8 encoding in different formats and transform them into a tcs file.

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