|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2011|
|Authors:||Smith, V, Rycroft, S, Brake, I, Scott, B, Baker, E, Livermore, L, Blagoderov, VA, Roberts, D|
|Keywords:||biodiversity, database, e-infrastructure, Taxonomy, Virtual Research Environment|
The Scratchpad Virtual Research Environment (http://scratchpads.eu/) is a flexible system for people to create their own research networks supporting natural history science. Here we describe Version 2 of the system characterised by the move to Drupal 7 as the Scratchpad core development framework and timed to coincide with the fifth year of the project’s operation in late January 2012. The development of Scratchpad 2 reflects a combination of technical enhancements that make the project more sustainable, combined with new features intended to make the system more functional and easier to use. A roadmap outlining strategic plans for development of the Scratchpad project over the next two years concludes this article.
Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science