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

Species+ in Arctos

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.  

ORCIDs and Arctos

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

You’ve got GenBank Submissions!

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!