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Species level information handling in GBIF’s Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) using Plinian Core extensions
Santiago Martínez de la Riva, Cristina Villaverde, Katia Cezón, María del Carmen Lujano, Ana Cruz, Felipe Castilla, Francisco Pando

Last modified: 2016-09-30


Plinian Core (https://github.com/PlinianCore/Documentation) aims to be a standard for publishing and sharing species information . By “species information” we refer to all kinds of properties and traits related to taxa (of any rank), including descriptions, nomenclature, conservation status, management, natural history, etc. Plinian Core was designed as a hierarchical schema in order to integrate all this information in a way that is easy to use, self-contained, and able to support data integration from multiple databases.

We present here a set of Plinian Core extensions (http://tools.gbif.org/dwca-validator/extensions.do), already registered through GBIF (http://rs.gbif.org/extension/) to be used in the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) http://www.gbif.org/ipt, a tool to publish biodiversity information on the GBIF network (www.gbif.org), so that Plinan Core Terms can be embedded in Darwin Core Archives https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Core_Archive). The purpose of these extensions (still in test mode) is to enrich the core file information, providing a set of terms that defines different attributes to integrate comprehensive information about species in a Darwin Core Archive.