What are your domain(s) of expertise?
Developing and managing collaborative Drupal-based projects, Overseeing website development and design projects, Project management
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
I am a member of The Rangelands Partnership (consisting of 19 U.S. Land-Grant Universities and collaborators at FAO, in Australia, and in Mexico), and a member of the Technical Team for the Partnership. The Team launched a new Global Rangelands portal (and a redesigned Rangelands West portal) in the spring of 2013. These portals host a repository of metadata to more than 13,000 full-text journal articles and reports, as well as original content. Data is managed using Drupal 6.x content management system, backed by MySQL 5.1 database. Articles can be stored directly into the repository (file upload) or linked via URL. Partner repositories are imported or harvested via CSV, RSS, and OAI-PMH. Search capabilities are powered by Apache Solr/Lucene that provides faceted browsing capabilities. Drupal Organic Groups is used to separate and establish editing roles amongst the different partners’ repositories. Future development efforts will allow for importing and exporting via RDF and OAI-PMH.