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Create An Annotation Account:
A True Community Database: Public Annotation In MaizeGDB
The MaizeGDB public annotation system allows visitors to the site to add
annotations to specific points of data on the site and receive credit for
these annotations. In essence, it allows the site to become a tool for the
sharing of information and connection of people in the maize community with
Using the System
The system is designed to be simple to use. All public annotations are
available to all visitors; the record page for a specific piece of data
shows all of the public annotations provided for that record.
Similarly, adding new annotations is quite easy. Just log in to the
annotation system and visit a record you want to annotate; near the top of
that record is a link to add your own annotation (it's just below the name
of the record). Click on that link, add your annotation to the window that
appears, and it's added! The next time you visit that record, your
annotation will be available!
You can return and edit your
annotations later, as well as delete ones that are out of date, using the
preferences link found on any page on the site (this becomes visible when
you log in).
Examples of Uses
Sharing information: This tool is perfect for sharing information
such as homologies, verifications of data, sequence notes, useful URLs, or
other information relevant to specific pieces of data.
Finding researchers with similar interests: If you're investigating
a topic, add a note saying so to that record. When others visit the site,
they'll immediately see your note of interest; this allows researchers to
quickly connect to each other on specific points of interest.
Getting started is easy! Just create an account and then visit a record
of interest to you!