|Putter, C - ECOPORT FND, SOUTH AFRICA|
|Putter, R - ECOPORT FND, SOUTH AFRICA|
|Roistacher, C - UC RIVERSIDE, PLANR PATH.|
Submitted to: International Organization of Citrus Virologists Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 7, 2004
Publication Date: November 30, 2004
Citation: Putter, C.A., Putter, R., Lee, R.F., Roistacher, C.N. 2004. Ecoport slide shows on the internet related to citrus and citrus diseases. International Organization of Citrus Virologists Abstracts, Page107. Technical Abstract: Technical Abstract: The mission of EcoPort is: 1) to establish and sustain a "Knowledge Commons" where individuals and communities can work and learn together to develop sustainable ways to manage the Earth's natural resources; 2) To facilitate access to information through a public service that will enable participants to own and update the knowledge created by their collective effort through application of EcoPort's procedures; 3) To promote the availability and use of EcoPort's information and procedures as a Global Public Good to provide education to communities and individuals engaged in natural resources management and conservation; and 4) to make provision to ensure data quality through peer review and to preserve and display individual ownership of shared information. As of November, 2004 the Ecoport website contained over one half million references, over 39,000 pictures and 121 slide shows, of which 51 pertain to citrus and citrus virus and virus-like diseases. Fifteen slides shows on citrus diseases are now in French, Spanish or Portuguese. All slide shows are readily accessible and can be downloaded. All pictures are in JPEG or GIF format and can be downloaded. Lectures and texts are continually updated with the latest information and research. Texts can be edited and corrected for errors and input from researchers is appreciated. To access the EcoPort slide shows 1) go to: http://ecoport.org ; 2) click on the central area marked ACheck here to enter EcoPort@; and 3) Click on Apictures@ to access the picture data base. A picture can be found by entering an ID number, by subject matter, by author, by contributor=s name or by key words. To access slide shows, after clicking on pictures - then click on Aslide shows@ in the dark brown box on the right of the screen. Slide shows can be accessed by ID number, by title, by language, by subject, by author or by key words. When the slide show information comes up, the show can be brought up by clicking on the number highlighted in blue on the left and can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted Adownload@ box in blue. For a quick and simplified format, a special website http://citrus.ecoport.org/ is available to access slide shows on citrus and on citrus virus and virus-like diseases. In this website slide shows can also be readily downloaded.