Arctos Webinar Series: Data Entry and Bulkloading

Title: Data Entry and Bulkloading

Date: January 9, 2018

Time: 3:00pm ET

Abstract: Arctos is both a community and a collection management information system. It provides fundamental research infrastructure for biodiversity data, and is intended for curators, collection managers, investigators, educators, and anyone interested in natural and cultural history. Over 3 million records are publicly available from 20+ collaborating institutions.

This webinar will cover the two primary methods for getting data into Arctos: data entry and bulkloading. While data entry provides a simple interface to enter data for specimens individually, bulkloading allows the user to upload a .csv file of multiple records. Both methods incorporate tools for data standardization and basic cleaning prior.

Presenter/s:  Emily Braker (Collection Manager of Vertebrate Zoology, CU Museum of Natural History) & Teresa Mayfield (Collection Manager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections)

Moderator: Erica Krimmel (Assistant Collection Manager, Chicago Academy of Sciences)

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Start Date:
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
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