Darwin Core Hour: Kurator Web - for Cleaner Biodiversity Data

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Title: Kurator Web: for Cleaner Biodiversity Data
When: Tuesday Oct 24 @ 11 AM EDT, 12 PM ART, 3 PM UTC, 5 PM CEST
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room
Presenter: John Wieczorek Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; VertNet

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Abstract:
When we think about biodiversity data and its use, we often immediately wonder about the data quality and how to improve it. The Kurator project is one of the initiatives addressing this issue, and aims at building data quality control and enhancement tools that can be readily used by people with different technical skill levels. One such tool is the Kurator Web application. This tool allows users to execute web-based data quality improvement workflows on biodiversity data, especially on data shared using Darwin Core terms, without the need for programming expertise. In this webinar we will demonstrate the use of Kurator Web to run pre-existing data quality workflows, some of which include: aligning datasets with Darwin Core terms, comparing unique values in datasets with controlled vocabularies, and providing suggestions for improvements for existing data. Finally, we will provide some context on how these tools can integrate with broader workflows and some perspective on the future of biodiversity data quality.

Links to relevant pre-reading materials for best experience:
Kurator Web http://kurator.acis.ufl.edu/kurator-web/
Kurator Web code https://github.com/kurator-org/kurator-web
Kurator Workflows https://github.com/kurator-org/kurator-validation/wiki

Darwin Core Hour Series Abstract:
Darwin Core has become a broadly-used standard for biodiversity data sharing since its inception as a standard by the organization Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) in 2009. Despite, or because of, its popularity, people trying to use the standard continue to have questions about how to use Darwin Core and associated extensions. This webinar series looks at open questions related to Darwin Core. Though the topic is broad, individual chapters in the series will focus on specific topics to any adequate level of depth. We encourage people to bring or submit questions and to have open discussions in each webinar.

Link to how to get the most out of Adobe Connect https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing
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Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Location: 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
AdobeConnect URL: 
https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room