IBSS Progress Pages

Hi Jessica,

I am concerned the available handouts are too technical for a general audience.

Further, I also feel the handouts available do not encompass all IBSS feedstock production accomplishments.

My feeling is the "Progress" page should highlight all IBSS accomplishments concerning feedstock production & logistics.

Therefore, I have designed the page as a "resume" of sorts to reflect on IBSS Feedstock Production & Logistics milestones and accomplishments.

Check it out here:


I went through the previous years’ accomplishment report to pull out text concerning feedstock production & logistics research:


A couple things to note:

First, the photo you see is linked to our IBSS Flickr page.

Specifically, it is linked to our IBSS Flickr Album concerning Feedstock Production & Logistics. This is one of the main reasons why I set up our photo albums to mirror the progress areas listed on the IBSS site.

Second: note that on the right hand side, there is a continually updated feed of citations from our IBSS Zotero account.

These citations reference publications from our Zotero account in the collection (folder) "Feedstock Production & Logistics," available online at <https://www.zotero.org/ibss6/items/collectionKey/AKPMGJKC>.

The way I determined if a citation belonged in the collection is by selecting citations tagged (using a keyphrase extraction algorithm, WEKA as part of earlier work creating Zotero citations) with the following keywords from the USDA Agricultural Vocabulary Thesaurus:

  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Production
  • Efficiency
  • Supply Chain

Currently, only journal article publications are listed.

However, I expect that to change as we add additional items such as fact sheets, handouts, etc.

That brings me to the two items you have sent as possible content.

While I think they are too technical for a general audience, I do think they should be included on the Feedstock Production & Logistics Page.

My expectation is to make these materials available on the "publications" section of the site, and then create citations for them with Zotero.

Once in Zotero, these items can be added to the "Feedstock Production and Logistics" collection, which will make them show up at the top of the RSS feed on the right of the "Feedstock Production and Logistics" progress page.

The same scenario is possible for other items, such as videos related to feedstock production, like those on YouTube. This is why I asked Daniel about the technical feasibility of adding additional RSS modules on the Progress pages.

If you could have a look at the page, please me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or other input.

My plan is to continue this method for the remaining "Progress" pages, with a goal of populating them all by Friday.



Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon


The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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