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!
The first Arctos newsletter was sent out in January 2018. The Arctos newsletter is sent out quarterly and contains tips on how to manage collection data, information on webinars and the Arctos YouTube channel, announcements of new collections, and more. Currently, members of the Arctos google group are sent the newsletter. If you are not … Continue reading Arctos Newsletter Access
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is an international network of institutions that share an interest in the long-term archival of genomic samples. GGBN maintains a document library containing material related to the best practices and exchange of molecular samples. They host a data portal to increase the exposure of molecular samples at institutions along with … Continue reading Arctos Collection Data Live on Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)
The mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNH) Bioscience Collection is to provide collections of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, insects and mollusks that represent the natural history of New Mexico and southwestern North America (United States and Mexico), and to serve as a safe repository for in-house research … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science into Arctos
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer One result of networking at SPNHC 2019 was a potential collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI). Casual discussions with Jorrit Poelen of GloBI after one of our presentations set off a plan for construction of a GloBI <> Arctos bridge. GloBI provides open access to finding species interaction data (e.g., predator-prey, … Continue reading Arctos collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI)
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Members of the Arctos Community represented both Arctos and their institutions at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Annual Conference in Chicago this past May. With attendees from Alabama Museum of Natural History, Angelo State Natural History Collections, Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections, Chicago Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading Arctos Goes to Chicago!