Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global community of scientists and others 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.
Materials about the Encyclopedia of Life, Technology, and Information
- The Encyclopedia of Life site
- Wikipedia entry about the Encyclopedia of Life
- Rotman, D., Procita, K., Hansen, D., Sims Parr, C., & Preece, J. (2012). Supporting content curation communities: The case of the Encyclopedia of Life. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(6), 1092-1107.
- Jen Hammock from EOL and the Smithsonian Institution presented a CASCI Community Case (March 26, 2013) about 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.
- 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.