[IPT] How to register external usesr for locally installed IPT nodes

Tim Robertson (GBIF) trobertson at gbif.org
Tue Apr 26 16:18:59 CEST 2011

Dear Lyubo,

I'll provide a little background before answering your question.

The IPT is an installable software tool that allows users to author  
metadata, map databases or uploaded text files to the Darwin Core  
standard, install extensions and vocabularies to allow for richer  
content and ultimately register datasets for publication and sharing  
through GBIF.
At the GBIF secretariat we run a demonstration installation for  
evaluation purposes only, and no content ever goes onto the GBIF  
network through that installation.  Periodically all content is  
deleted.  IPT operators undertake the responsibility of running an  
internet server which should be maintained - e.g. it should remain  
online and be addressable.  We have added, and with Pensoft are in the  
process of testing, the rich text format (RTF) output format to the  
IPT so that any dataset descriptive data (e.g. metadata) can be  
downloaded from any IPT (version 2.0.2+) and then go through the  
journal peer review process.

Therefore users have the following options, and I hope this answers  
your question:

a) Install and run an  IPT, registering it with GBIF
b) Use an account on the http://ipt.pensoft.net installation (seems  
offline now though?)
c) Approach an existing IPT operator and seek to host data through them

Users will not use the GBIF installation other than for demonstration  
purposes as we do not host content at the secretariat.

This of course is following the 2.0.2 release, which is still being  

I hope this helps.  Best wishes,

On Apr 26, 2011, at 4:04 PM, info at pensoft.net wrote:

>  Dear Tim,
> In our Data Publishing Guidelines we intend to point out
> http://ipt.pensoft.net as a venue for our authors to upload their
> datasets. Will there be a possibility to register/login in each  
> locally
> installed IPT individually?  Or, the user should register/login to the
> GBIF IPT and then use that account?
> The background of my question is: what kind of instruction in this
> respect should we address  to our authors who want to publish data
> through IPT?
> Best regards,
> Lyubo
> -- 
> Dr Lyubomir Penev
> Managing Director
> Pensoft Publishers
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> 1111 Sofia, Bulgaria
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