GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit v 2.0 - IPT
The Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) is a software platform developed by GBIF to facilitate the publishing of biodiversity data on the Internet using the GBIF network. It manages taxon primary occurrence data, taxonomic checklists & resource metadata. It publishes the connected resources in DarwinCore Archive format (DwC-A) and Ecological Modeling Language (EML).
GBIF Secretariat, Thursday, February 17, 2011 (All day)
Biodiversity data managers and publishers
The Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) is a free open source software tool written in Java that is used to publish and share biodiversity datasets through the GBIF network. Designed for interoperability, it enables the publishing of content in databases or text files using open standards namely the Darwin Core and the Ecological Metadata Language. You can also use a 'one-click' service to convert your metadata into a draft data paper manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
Using a metadata editor such as the IPT, includes built in quality validation to ensure that the outputted metadata conforms to the right schemas, and correct data types (ie dates) for example. It also ensures that each Darwin Core Archive it produces is structurally valid, which is a benefit to creating archives manually. There is already some data type validation (ie dates) and in the future, more will continue to be added.
GBIF, 2011, “GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit v. 2.0”. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Available online at http://www.gbif.org/ipt/.
The GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit is open source software released under the Apache License Version 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).