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Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science

Submitted by edwbaker on Wed, 2014-05-28 17:49

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

ZooKeys, Volume 150, p.53-70 (2011)

URL:

http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/2193/scratchpads-20-a-virtual-research-environment-supporting-scholarly-collaboration-communication-and-data-publication-in-b

Keywords:

Biodiversity, database, e-infrastructure, Taxonomy, Virtual Research Environment

Abstract:

The Scratchpad Virtual Research Environment (http://scratchpads.eu/) is a flexible system for people to create their own research networks supporting natural history science. Here we describe Version 2 of the system characterised by the move to Drupal 7 as the Scratchpad core development framework and timed to coincide with the fifth year of the project’s operation in late January 2012. The development of Scratchpad 2 reflects a combination of technical enhancements that make the project more sustainable, combined with new features intended to make the system more functional and easier to use. A roadmap outlining strategic plans for development of the Scratchpad project over the next two years concludes this article.

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