CDM for individual users/scientists

The "Individual Installation" of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy is a basic and simple to install software suite designed for taxonomic data capture and maintenance for an individual scientist. This installation scheme is typically used for personal taxonomic projects, which do not require collaborative data management activities. It consists of a local installation of a Platform-compliant data store as well as the EDIT desktop taxonomic editor (EDITor), which is used for entering and editing data as well as carrying out data imports and exports.

The set up does not allow for multiple user access. However, an upgrade of the installation to a multi-user environment (Group Installation or Community Installation) is always possible.

Components

Requirements

The software is installed on a local personal computer (Windows or Linux, Mac coming soon). The installation procedure is straightforward and does usually not require support from a system administrator. Please note, that the software has no built-in backup procedures.