LifeDesks is intended for teams of taxonomists to facilitate easy and fast data sharing. Individuals or teams can create taxon-based checklists and taxon pages. Taxon pages may include descriptions, photographs, maps and bibliographies. The software will display the taxonomic hierarchy on the taxon page. There are options to tag objects with intellectual property rights using the Creative Commons licenses. The information can be readily shared with the Encyclopedia of Life to generate their species pages.
The LifeDesks concept is similar to a European product called ScratchPads http://scratchpads.eu/