[IPT] IPT 1.0b.8 online

"Markus Döring (GBIF)" mdoering at gbif.org
Wed Mar 18 09:19:32 CET 2009

Burke, you dont have to register,but you can if you like to try the  
registry integration.
The registry connected is a test one until the real release, so you  
dont harm anyone, just go ahead and register anything you want. The  
functionality of the registry is still being updated, not all email  
notifications for example might work right now, in particular the  
resend password link (which you need to use an existing organisation  
without knowing its password).

Once you have selected an existing or registered a new organisation,  
publishing a resource also registers it with GBIF and updates its  
metadata in the registry (not fully working in the current registry  
version). A resource therefore has 3 states:

- private/draft: this is the default for new resources. Its neither  
registered nor should it be visible in the public portal part of the IPT

- public/modified: the resource is intended to be public, its present  
in the IPT portal and if all goes well and your settings allow to, its  
also registered with GBIF. The resource metadata is modified though  
and differes from a) GBIFs registry metadata or b) the versioned EML  
document which is generated each time you press publish (actually also  
the geoserver WFS/WMS services have their own metadata which is out of  
date then too)

- public/clean: same as above, but the metadata in the registry/ 
EML&geoserver should reflect your latest state

Does this clarify the registry integration?

On Mar 18, 2009, at 3:59, Burke Chih-Jen Ko wrote:

> Dear Markus,
> Thank GBIF team for this brilliant work!
> A question:
> Now in Admin->settings->Organisation,
> Must we register to test IPT?
> In the publishing box, does the "private, not registered" mean the  
> same thing?
> Best regards,
> Burke
> Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility, TaiBIF
> Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
> No. 128, Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang District
> Taipei 115, Taiwan
> Tel: +886+2+27899621 ext.220

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