[IPT] structured text files

Tim Robertson (GBIF) trobertson at gbif.org
Mon Apr 11 16:25:45 CEST 2011

Dear Wolfgang,

Thank you for the suggestion.  Indeed this is the intent.

Denmark for example (DanBIF) have such an installation here ( 
) which is called the "DanBIF Hosting Center".  There are other such  
hosting centers being set up, and I would encourage anyone wishing  
this service to liaise with their GBIF Node to determine if this is  
feasible within their country.

If not, please remember that the IPT is designed to work in a shared  
hosting environment, which includes across countries.  This means that  
you can have:

a) "DanBIF" has an IPT called the "DanBIF Hosting Center"
b) "FaunaPlan.org" have a dataset called "Vascular Plants"
c) "Germany" endorse FaunaPlan to publish content through GBIF
d) "DanBIF Hosting Center" provides the technical hosting of the  
"Vascular Plants" dataset

All of this information is captured to allow for accurate attribution  
to all parties.

I hope this helps,

On Apr 11, 2011, at 4:02 PM, Wolfgang Lorenz wrote:

> Dear All,
> what everyone can do easily (no matter how data are originally  
> entered in excel or whatsoever format) is export datasets as simple  
> structured text files. Then we just need a central server with IPT  
> installed (e.g., at country nodes?) where the 'little data holders'  
> can submit text files for publication via GBIF. Are there plans to  
> offer such things?
> Just thinking of those who cannot afford or don't know (like myself)  
> how to set up the IPtoolkit on a server.
> Cheers,
> Wolfgang
> --------------------------------
> Wolfgang Lorenz, Tutzing, Germany
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