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CiteBank is an open access repository to aggregate citations for biodiversity publications and deliver access to biodiversity related articles. It provides search and browse capabilities to biodiversity publications stored in multiple international repositories. There is a storage platform for articles and documents that are digitized, but not yet online. It also provides a common system for scholars to share their specialist bibliographies. Users can upload, edit, and share their own personal lists of references and citations. CiteBank indexes the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

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Data Asset Framework (DAF)

The Data Asset Framework (DAF) provides a toolkit for organizations to identify their digital assets and assess how they are managed. Previously known as the Data Audit Framework, this tool guides the user through a DAF assessment. It is primarily useful for institutions, departments or research groups starting to think about data management, and who need to prepare a register of their data assets.

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Data Turbine (DT) is middleware for streaming sensor data based at environmental observatories. It provides reliable data transport for a wide range of sensors and a comprehensive suite of services for data management, and real time data visualization. It manages data sources and data sinks, data routing, scheduling, and security.
In the simplest application, one or more of DT's configurable 'on-ramps' reads a data stream from one or more sensors (e.g. a file deposited by a data logger or the instrument itself), making the data accessible to other applications by holding them in its memory. The data are then routed to one or more 'off-ramps' for permanent storage, e.g. a database. While the data are in memory, visualization applications may access them in near real time for monitoring, and quality control routines may be applied.

Some examples of applications accessing the data in DT are a DataTurbine actor which makes the data available to the Kepler workflow system, the real time visualization application Real Time (or Remote) Data Viewer (RDV) and Google Earth.

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Sameer Tilaky, Paul Hubbardy, Matt Millerz, and Tony Fountain, The Ring Buffer Network Bus (RBNB) DataTurbine Streaming Data Middleware for Environmental Observing Systems http://www.dataturbine.org/files/file/e-Science07.pdf Real Time Data Viewer (RDV): http://code.google.com/p/rdv/Kepler work flow system: https://kepler-project.org/

ESRI Geoportal Server

ESRI Geoportal Server is a free open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including datasets, rasters, and Web services. It can help organizations manage and publish metadata for their geospatial resources and provides access to users. The Geoportal Server supports standards-based clearinghouse and metadata discovery applications. There are four key features: cataloging, geoportal administration, data publishing, and data discovery.

The geoportal host environment requires an operating system, a database, a full Java JDK, a web application server, and access to ArcGIS Server services (ArcGIS Server map, locator, and geometry services for the geoportal search map and place finder). The geoportal connects to an organization's LDAP structure, and thus needs access to a directory server.

ESRI Geoportal Server is a free, open source product that is available for download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoportal/. It is a stand-alone product that does not require ArcGIS Server or an ArcGIS Server license. It has been released under the Apache 2.0 open source license.

eXtensible Text Framework (XTF)

The eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) is an open source platform for providing access to digital content. Developed and maintained by the California Digital Library (CDL), XTF functions as the primary access technology for the CDL's digital collections and other digital projects worldwide.

XTF is widely used in the digital library community and there is extensive help, tutorials, and a community of users for assistance in using the tool.

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Forest Sector Carbon Calculator

The Forest Sector Carbon Calculator is a tool to help users learn about how carbon stores in the forest change over time.

The Forest Sector Carbon Calculator integrates a number of kinds of software to gather information from users, process, and then output results. The foundation for the Calculator is a model called LANDCARB that is designed to simulate the dynamics of living and dead pools of carbon in forest stands and landscapes. It also includes a submodel that estimates how harvested carbon is manufactured into forest products, as well as how these are used, and disposed.

This web interface allows users to control scenarios by selecting different regions, integrating past histories of disturbance and management, and choosing alternative futures. Calculations can be done for a single stand or for an entire landscape. Reports and time trend graphs on stores in the forest, in wood products (including bioenergy), and disposal can be generated.

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Mercury metadata search & data retrieval

Mercury is a web-based system to search for metadata and retrieve associated data. Mercury provides a single portal to information contained in disparate data management systems. It collects metadata and key data from contributing project servers distributed around the world and builds a centralized index. The Mercury search interfaces then allow the users to perform simple, fielded, spatial and temporal searches across these metadata sources. Mercury supports various metadata standards including XML, Z39.50, FGDC, Dublin-Core, Darwin-Core, EML, and ISO-19115.

  • ORNL DAAC: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/
  • NBII: http://mercury.ornl.gov/nbii
RAMADDA (Repository for Archiving, Managing and Accessing Diverse DAta)

RAMADDA is a web-based application framework that provides a broad suite of services for content and data management, publishing and collaboration. RAMADDA brings together a number of concepts and technologies to provide an easy to use but powerful system for publishing, organizing, discovering. and accessing data and other holdings.
RAMADDA Is a freely available web application that runs on your own server. Java is necessary for operation.

RAMADDA provides the following features:

  • Data file ingest, organization, meta-data creation and access control
  • Search and browse capabilities
  • Catalog and RSS feeds
  • Data services including OpenDAP, subsetting and point data access
  • Wiki facilities
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