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
Category: Arctos Tips
First Newsletter of the New Year!
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!
Summer Quarterly Newsletter is out!
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!
Linking publications with external media
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
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
ARCTOS TUTORIAL BLITZ!
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!
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.
Arctos Newsletter Access
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
How to avoid 100 emails a day but still stay in touch via GitHub?
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?
ARCTOS YouTube Channel and Tutorials
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