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!
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Did you know that you don't need to upload media to TACC for linking with publications if it already exists elsewhere? The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science publishes a Bulletin and the University of New Mexico Libraries hosts PDFs of these Bulletins in its New Mexico Digital Collections. … Continue reading Linking publications with external media
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
1. Sign up for a topic here: http://bit.ly/ArctosTutorialSignUp. Feel free to add new tutorials to the list or break up topics into more specific, shorter segments. Use any program to record your tutorial. For quick demos on how to record a screen share, check out these quick videos on PowerPoint and Google Zoom (also found … Continue reading ARCTOS TUTORIAL BLITZ!
A new feature in Arctos allows you to check if the specimens in your Arctos search results are CITES listed. From the Arcrtos search results page, select Legal (CITES etc.) under the Manage... drop-down menu. From there, a pop-up window appears with data pulled from Species+ that identifies which catalog records are CITES listed.
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
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer With GitHub, you can set notifications to be either e-mail or web. As most of us know, you will get an e-mail every time comments on a GitHub issue you are watching. Wait, I'm watching issues? To see what you are watching, in GitHub, click on the small bell with … Continue reading How to avoid 100 emails a day but still stay in touch via GitHub?
Video introduction to Arctos, hour-long webinars, and quick video tutorials can be found on the ARCTOS YouTube channel! Tutorials are a new addition. They are short 1-10 minute videos created by users while using Arctos. We currently have two tutorials published with several more in production but we need your help to create many more! Contact … Continue reading ARCTOS YouTube Channel and Tutorials
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer ORCID is an alternate address in Arctos. What’s an ORCID? ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. An ORCID is also one of the ways to get your name … Continue reading ORCIDs and Arctos
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Arctos has a tool that can help you find GenBank submissions to which you haven't linked your specimens. From the main menu select Reports/Services>Find Low-Quality Data>GenBank Discovery Tool. GenBank Discovery Tool is a script that periodically crawls GenBank looking for sequences that may be related to Arctos specimens and which do not … Continue reading You’ve got GenBank Submissions!