Resources

Darwin Core Archive documentation

Details about the structure of a Darwin Core Archive, abbreviated DWCA, can be found in the "Text Guide" section of the Darwin Core web site: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/guides/text/. Further information about the IPT’s use of DWCAs can be found on this page.

GBIF Help Desk

Send email messages to helpdesk@gbif.org to report problems with GBIF services, such as the GBIF Registry. Do not send IPT-specific help question to the Help Desk. Instead send them to the IPT mailing list (see below).

GBIF Registry

Use this online application to find information about organisations, IPT instances, and resources registered with GBIF: https://www.gbif.org/dataset.

IPT GitHub site

This GitHub site is the project repository for all of the open source code, management, and documentation of the IPT.

IPT developer documentation

Developers who wish to contribute, or to use the latest revision of the source code for their installation should consult the Developer Guide section.

IPT issue tracker

The issue tracker is the bug report and feature request management system for the IPT software and documentation.

IPT mailing list

All IPT Administrators should sign up to the IPT Mailing List to be notified of new releases and best practices for maintaining their IPT. Have a question about how to maintain the IPT that you can’t find the answer to in the FAQ or User Manaual? Then send your question to the list to get it answered!

The IPT Mailing List can also be used by IPT users to support each other. Have a question about how to use the IPT that you can’t find the answer to in the FAQ or User Manaual? Then send your question to the list to get it answered!

IPT server preparation

This wiki page gives details about preparing a server to run the IPT and can be found on the IPT project code site wiki here.

IPT supported databases

This wiki page gives details about the database management systems to which the IPT can connect for a data source. The page can be found on the IPT project code site here.

IPT test installation

GBIF provides a functional installation of the IPT for evaluation and testing purposes. The test installation of the latest release can be found at https://ipt.gbif.org/.