M8.22 - Prototype version of a start-up portal for discovery of GBIF mediated data

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The GBIF Secretariat has developed a first version of the Nodes Portal Toolkit Startup that is focused on providing GBIF country Participant Nodes with a initial national biodiversity information site as web presence. The first version of the NPT Startup is currently send out for review with a deadline for feedback within the GBIF community up to 6 May 2013.

Read here about the materials that accompany this review:
• A NPT Startup review document, which provides guidance on how the GBIF community can contribute to the review of the NPT Startup. It explains briefly what NPT Startup is, who the target audience is, what the purpose of the review is, and the way forward for the development of the NPT and can be found at: http://links.gbif.org/npt_startup_review.
• A screencast (video) containing the key messages around the goals of NPT Startup, as well as the key features and the installation procedures of the current version of the NPT Startup. The screencast is available at: http://links.gbif.org/npt_startup_screencast;
• An example website that is deployed by using the current version of the NPT Startup, which can be found at: http://nptstartup.gbif.org;
• A questionnaire to capture feedback from GBIF Participant Nodes (and others interested) on the first version of the NPT Startup that can be accessed at: http://links.gbif.org/npt_startup_questionnaire.

Olaf Bánki