CASCI Lunch: Community Case – Encyclopedia of Life

March 26, 2013, 12-1 PM
2116 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
Speaker: Jen Hammock from the Encyclopedia of Life

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global community of scientists and other individuals focused on increasing awareness and understanding of living nature through the creation and maintenance of an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.

The EOL has been the subject of an ongoing project (Biotracker) and a extensive set of presentations and papers by a diverse team of researchers from UMD, the Smithsonian and others.

Jen Hammock from EOL and the Smithsonian Institution will join us for the March 26 CASCI Lunch to describe the EOL community, how it uses technology to accomplish its goals, and the challenges it faces with regard to design of technology, information management, and community development.

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CASCI Community Cases invite practitioners who are actively involved in working with communities and technology to speak about how their communities use (or would like to use) information and technology to achieve their goals.