Arctos Welcomes University of Antananarivo Paleontology Collection

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

Creating and Refining Controlled Vocabularies in Arctos

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

From “Specimens” to “Catalog Records”: An Exercise in Inclusive CMS Modification

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

We’d like to Welcome Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University into Arctos! 

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! 

Arctos Collection Data Live on Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

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)

We’d like to Welcome New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science into Arctos

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