Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Using the Harvesting and Indexing Toolkit in Special Interest Networks
Patricia Kelbert, Gabriele Droege, Jörg Holetschek, Anton Güntsch

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rum 10
Date: 2014-10-29 09:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Last modified: 2014-10-03


The GBIF Harvesting and Indexing Toolkit is a simple to use, simple to extend open source java application that allows you to easily manage data harvesting and quickly build specific indexes of harvested data. This tool has been developed over the last years by the GBIF developers, but the codebase is no longer actively worked on by GBIF.

BGBM is involved in several special interest networks such as BiNHum (Biodiversitätsnetzwerk des Humboldtrings) or GGBN (Global Genome Biodiversity Network), based on BioCASe and GBIF infrastructure. Within BiNHum and GGBN, both funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), BGBM developers extended HIT by several features, e.g. harvesting of associated records, determination history, multimedia, handling of ABCD archives as well as GGBN Data Standard extensions for ABCD and Darwin Core-Archive. Furthermore, the data quality routines have been significantly extended to clean data and send reports to providers.

We will present our adaptions made to use HIT in complex special interest networks such as GGBN or BiNHum.