"Trunity's platform integrates 'professional grade' social networking capabilities with a scalable content management system - attributes essential to achieving our mission."
Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) April 28, 2010
Sometimes referred to as "Wikipedia with quality control," the Encyclopedia of Earth is a bridge between environmental experts and the public on a global scale. “All articles are produced and independently reviewed for accuracy and objectivity by experts, all of whom are identified," said Dr. Cutler Cleveland of Boston University, who is the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Earth. "The public will know who is behind the information that they need on issues like global warming."
To support the Encyclopedia of Earth's rapid growth, the leaders of the Encyclopedia have selected Trunity's platform (http://www.trunity.net).
Dr. Cleveland noted that "Trunity's platform integrates 'professional grade' social networking capabilities with a scalable content management system - attributes essential to achieving our mission." The Encyclopedia of Earth (http://www.eoearth.org) plans to scale to millions of articles, reports, lectures, maps, and other resources. Text, images, audio, and video will be combined in the ambitious Encyclopedia. Teachers will create online textbooks, students use virtual classrooms, the public find easy to understand resources based in science. “Most scientists struggle to communicate effectively outside their own community," notes Dr. Cleveland. "When they do, they are often misunderstood, or have their words 'spun' by some interest group. The Encyclopedia of Earth will help stop that. The public will get to the 'source', so to speak."
"We are very excited to work with the Encyclopedia of Earth and other organizations and individuals that are looking to build financially self-sustaining web portals and communities," said Terry Anderton, CEO of Trunity. Trunity provides a turnkey solution that provides a powerful web platform that has a robust content management solution to organize and make accessible both users generated and professional created content. Moreover Trunity helps organizations monetize their on-line presence to allow the organization to invest in the content and community it serves and be self sustaining over the long run, this is very important especially for non-profits in this economical climate.
About The Encyclopedia of Earth (http://www.eoearth.org)
The Encyclopedia of Earth is a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. It is a means for the global scientific community to come together to produce the first free, expert-driven, massively scalable information resource on the environment, and to engage civil society in a public dialogue on the role of environmental issues in human affairs. It contains no commercial advertising and reaches a large global audience.
Encyclopedia of Earth Contact:
Cutler Cleveland, Ph.D.
Founding Editor-in- Chief
Encyclopedia of the Earth
Peter D. Saundry Ph.D.
National Council for Science and the Environment
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
About Trunity, Inc. (http://www.trunity.net)
Trunity gives businesses, organizations and individuals the power to organize information, build communities and engage people.
Trunity integrates authoring, blogging, news, events, multimedia, and social networking functionality into a unified platform with robust collaboration and content management functionality, giving individuals and organizations a new and cost-effective way to develop online content and catalyze community activity. The Trunity platform also features a unified directory, content sharing and user identity functionality, enabling collaboration within and across communities.
Since launching its public beta, hundreds of people and diverse organizations comprising a diverse range of case studies involving NGOs, advocacy, civic, educational and commercial organizations have migrated to the platform. Today, the platform also hosts many websites built by individuals for self-publishing, art hobbies, blogging, family archives and social networking.
Mariah Gale, Creative Director