LifeDesks, provisional names and EOL relationship
Are you preparing a new manuscript or revision in which you describe a species new to science? If you organize text or images on your LifeDesk and want to publish information about this taxon as soon as the paper is published, this is perfectly safe provided you take some care with names and settings to prevent pre-publication sharing of information.
1) Use a provisional name in your LifeDesk classification eg.: "Homo sp. 9"
2) Any text content for this species in your LifeDesk should be in unpublished mode. Whenever you save your taxon page, make sure the PUBLISH box is not checked. This text will only be visible to you and your LifeDesk editors or owner.
3) You may also post photos of this taxon in unpublished mode. When you save your image, make sure the PUBLISH box is not checked. These images will be visible only to you, your LifeDesk editors or owner.
4) In your manuscript, the url for the soon-to-exist species page can be constructed from the identifier for the provisional name e.g.: http://mysite.lifedesks.org/taxa/12345. Similarly, if your site is a content partner to EOL, you may use the soon-to-be published taxon name as part of the EOL URL, eg.: http://eol.org/Homo%20informaticus . Since the taxon is not yet known to EOL, this link will return an error message, "No search results found".
5) When the manuscript is published, return to the classification tree on your LifeDesk and replace the provisional name with the real name, "Homo sp. 9" -> "Homo informaticus". Then open your species page and images, click the PUBLISH box for each one, and re-save.
At this point, your content will immediately become visible to the public on your LifeDesk. If your site is a content partner to EOL, the new species page, complete with content, will appear on EOL at the next harvest from the LifeDesk, and the link in your manuscript will resolve to a species page. (If you're in a hurry, the LifeDesk owner can arrange an immediate overnight harvest by visiting the LifeDesk Administration>EOL Partnership>Schedule page and then the LifeDesk's content partner account.)