In May 2021, Arctos was awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation's "Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure" (SABI) program. The award was made to three partner institutions (Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, Texas Advanced Computing Center) for critical technical and infrastructure work that will establish a sustainable framework for Arctos. … Continue reading Arctos’ NSF SABI Award promises Sustainability for the Future
See the latest action-packed newsletter of Arctos! There are technical tips (Github Insights, new Magic Mapping button), new cultural collections taxonomy, and Arctos family news and profiles. In short, something for everyone! Happy New Year's! Using Labels and Milestones in Arctos GitHub New Geography Magic Coordinates Button New Taxonomy Sources for Cultural Collections News from Around … Continue reading First Newsletter of the New Year!
Catch up on the latest Arctos Community News and Collection Management Tips! Published in July, this quarter's newsletter is really special with new sections on the people behind Arctos and new procedures to get things done and be heard in the community. Here are the headlines: Suggest an Article for the Newsletter! Double Check How You … Continue reading Summer Quarterly Newsletter is out!
This coming Wednesday (May 27, 2020) at 5 pm through Friday (May 29th) at 5pm Pacific Daylight Time, Arctos will be unavailable for our much anticipated move to the new Arctos PostgreSQL. What is Arctos PostgreSQL? So glad you asked! Arctos is moving from Oracle to an all-new open-source software stack (Lucee and PostgreSQL). PostGreSQL … Continue reading Big Move Planned: What You Need To Know
Resulting from a long-term research effort lead by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) Curator David Krause, Ph.D., the University of Antananarivo (UA) is developing a Paleontology research collection focusing on the prehistoric vertebrates of Madagascar, primarily from the Late Cretaceous. The collection contains almost 20,000 specimens, including complete skulls and postcranial skeletons, … Continue reading Arctos Welcomes University of Antananarivo Paleontology Collection
In 2019, the pipeline to publish Arctos data to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) was complete! To date, MVZ, UAM, DMNS, and MSB tissue collections are published on GGBN and are core members (receive all the perks of GGBN). Beyond making your data more accessible, the perks are numerous. You can work with other … Continue reading Interested in Joining GGBN?
Arctos users are heading to Edinburgh in June for the joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC) and International Council of Museums Committee for Museum and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST) conference! If you are going, thinking about going, or would like to collaborate with other Arcots users, … Continue reading Arctos goes to Edinburgh!
Workshop Time: 13.30 – 17.00 Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Attendance Fee: £45 (note: fee was required by SPNHC - no funds will go to Arctos!) Teresa Mayfield-Meyer, Carla Cicero, and Mariel Campbell Arctos is driven by a community of museum professionals who recognize the need for standardized terms to facilitate the use of biodiversity … Continue reading Creating and Refining Controlled Vocabularies in Arctos
By: Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology & History University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK In October of 2019, the Arctos Working Group (AWG) took a small but important step forward to more accurately represent the diverse holdings documented in our collaborative collection management system (CMS). A 2015 Github issue with the … Continue reading From “Specimens” to “Catalog Records”: An Exercise in Inclusive CMS Modification
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The Natural History Museum is a resource for scientists, students and the community at large. The museum maintains research collections of vascular and nonvascular plants, invertebrate and vertebrate animals which are a valuable resource to the scientific community as … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University into Arctos!