Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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The BioCASe Monitor Service - A tool for monitoring progress and quality of data provision through distributed data networks
Jana Hoffmann, Falko Glöckler

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rum 10
Date: 2014-10-30 02:40 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2014-10-03

Abstract


The BioCASe Monitor Service (BMS) is an open source, web-based tool for the management of distributed data networks that provide information to web-portals and data aggregators via the BioCASe Provider Software. Building on common standards and protocols, it has three main purposes: (1) monitoring provider’s data provision, (2) facilitating checks of data mappings with a focus on the structure, plausibility and completeness, and (3) verifying compliance of provided data for transformation into other target schemas.

The BMS is used in a growing number of networks, e.g. OpenUp!, GBIF-D, GFBio and BiNHum for monitoring the data provision and performing quality checks on the ABCD (Access to Biological Collection Data) schema mapping against target schemas, e.g. Europeana Semantic Elements, Europeana Data Model, as well as different versions of  Access to Biological Collections Data Standard.

However, the BMS can potentially be used with any conceptual data schema and protocols for querying web services. Through flexible configuration options it is highly adaptable to specific requirements and needs. Thus, the BMS can be easily implemented into coordination workflows and reporting duties within other distributed data network projects. The BMS is open for further development under the CC-BY 4.0 licence.

In our presentation we will give a short introduction to the BMS and present different use cases.

 

Links:

BMS Documentation: http://biocasemonitor.biodiv.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/index.php/

BMS for download: http://svnrepo.biodiv.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/repos/biocasemonitor

 

References:

Glöckler F., Hoffmann J., Theeten F. (2013) The BioCASe Monitor Service - A tool for monitoring progress and quality of data provision through distributed data networks. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e968. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e968