[ALA-Portal] Myriatrix Scratchpad conversion to Living Atlas

Martin, Dave (NCMI, Black Mountain) David.Martin at csiro.au
Thu Jun 15 10:08:29 UTC 2023

In case it is of use, the tool on ALA/Living Atlas side for scratchpad-like functionality is what we call “Profiles”.


This allows users to add descriptive information about taxa and is intended to provide some of the tools a taxonomic workbench might consist of. I don’t think any LA instance outside of ALA is using Profiles currently.
It is also worth noting its dependent on a number of other services being setup (occurrences stack, taxon services etc).



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Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023 at 10:43 am
To: Tim Robertson <trobertson at gbif.org>
Cc: Vicente J. Ruiz Jurado <vjrj at comunes.org>, Markus Döring <mdoering at gbif.org>, ala-portal at lists.gbif.org <ala-portal at lists.gbif.org>
Subject: Re: [ALA-Portal] Myriatrix Scratchpad conversion to Living Atlas
Hi Tim,
Good idea! I hope that Vicente will be able to join our meeting!

On Thu, Jun 15, 2023 at 9:41 AM Tim Robertson <trobertson at gbif.org<mailto:trobertson at gbif.org>> wrote:
Thanks Carlos,

I suggest we add this to our agenda to discuss in our meeting on Monday.
Markus and I would like to understand your overall data management and we can then explain what tools might be a good fit to explore.

Vicente, we’re meeting at 14:00 Monday – please ping me on slack if you would like to join that.


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Subject: [ALA-Portal] Myriatrix Scratchpad conversion to Living Atlas
Dear colleagues,
As some of you may know, the Natural History Museum of London has decided to stop supporting the virtual research environment Scratchpads, as the underlying Drupal 7 is coming to its end of life and the NHM does not have the resources to migrate Scratchpads to a newer Drupal version.
Since 2019, I have put a lot of effort into the Myriatrix Scratchpad (https://myriatrix.myspecies.info/), dedicated to the Myriapoda and Onychophora of the world. I would like to continue maintaining the database and keeping it accessible online. Would it be possible for the Atlas of Living Australia / Living Atlases community to support me with converting Myriatrix into a Living Atlas? I will be happy to contribute back, e. g., with updated classifications (taxonomic backbones) for Myriapoda and Onychophora in the other Living Atlases.
Kind regards,

Carlos A. Martínez Muñoz

ResearchGate profile<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos_Martinez-Munoz>
Myriapod Morphology and Evolution<https://www.facebook.com/groups/205802113162102/>

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