Designing country pages for the new GBIF Portal

Owner: Mélianie Raymond

Group members: 11


As part of the development of the new GBIF portal, there is an opportunity to improve and extend the information that GBIF serves about countries to provide a more comprehensive view of their participation in GBIF. These new country pages will aim to raise the visibility of the GBIF Participants and Nodes in the GBIF portal and tie together the various channels of information through which GBIF collects information about its Participants. Suggested improvements include providing more accurate representation of network interactions (distinguishing between data owners and data hosting institutions), linking to information about the Participant’s other activities in GBIF (e.g. training activities, mentoring, hosting of meetings etc.) and providing a more detailed overview of the available data (e.g. breakdown of data content by record type and taxonomy).

The GBIF Nodes Steering Group has assigned a group of focal Nodes to help with designing these pages. The group has performed a prioritisation exercise prior to development based on draft wireframes prepared by the Secretariat (using prior feedback from the Nodes).

This community site group is to support the work of the focal Nodes, document discussions, and share key documents.

Information on the group of focal Nodes and how to contact them is available here: http://community.gbif.org/pg/pages/view/27782/welcome-to-the-gbif-country-pages-group, and the process and timeline for their work is available here: http://community.gbif.org/pg/pages/view/27844/proposed-timeline-and-process

The key documents produced by the group are available to download as follows:

  1. Detailed wireframes shaded according to the prioritization process: http://community.gbif.org/pg/file/read/28755/detailed-wireframe-in-pdf-format-with-shading-according-to-the-prioritisation
  2. Accompanying notes for the wireframes: http://community.gbif.org/pg/file/read/27783/country-page-wireframes-accompanying-notes-v1
  3. A compiled version of input received from the prioritization exercise: http://community.gbif.org/pg/file/read/28749/prioritization-summary-v3
  4. Compiled input on data trends and breakdowns for the country pages: http://community.gbif.org/pg/file/read/30834/compiled-input-from-nodes-for-data-trends-and-breakdowns-on-the-country-pages
  5. Notes from the first virtual meeting of the group: http://community.gbif.org/pg/file/read/28404/meeting-notes-of-the-first-conference-call
  6. Documents and agenda from the second virtual meeting: http://community.gbif.org/pg/pages/view/28758/agenda-and-documents-for-the-second-call-of-the-gbif-country-page-focal-node-group
  7. Notes from the second virtual meeting: http://community.gbif.org/pg/file/read/28829/meeting-notes-of-the-second-conference-call

Brief description: Group of focal Nodes working on the design of country pages for the new GBIF Portal

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