Title: Transactions in Arctos (accessions, loans, permits)
Abstract: Arctos is a community of museums that collaborate to manage and host their data online. Over 3 million records are publicly available at https://arctos.database.museum, a searchable biodiversity database for scientific research, resource management, and education. The Arctos database is used both for querying museum records (see webinars 1 and 2) and for managing information about the collections.
This webinar will provide a short introduction to how transactions (accessions, loans, and permits) are managed in Arctos. Topics will include collection-level permissions and the basic tools for creating and updating different kinds of transactions, managing agents, and linking transactions to projects and media.
Presenter/s: Carla Cicero and Michelle Koo (Staff Curators, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley).
Moderator: Erica Krimmel (Assistant Collection Manager, Chicago Academy of Sciences)
Links to any relevant pre-reading materials for best experience:
- Learn more about Arctos (https://arctosdb.org/)
- Arctos Data Portal (http://arctos.database.museum/SpecimenSearch.cfm)
- AWG Google Group (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/arctos-working-group)
- Link to how to get the most out of Adobe Connect: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing