Title: Data Entry and Bulkloading Date: January 9, 2018 Time: 3:00pm ET Abstract: Arctos is both a community and a collection management information system. It provides fundamental research infrastructure for biodiversity data, and is intended for curators, collection managers, investigators, educators, and anyone interested in natural and cultural history. Over 3 million records are publicly available … Continue reading Arctos Webinar Series: Data Entry and Bulkloading
Location: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room Title: Projects, Publications, and Citations in Arctos Abstract: Arctos is both a community and a collection management information system. It provides fundamental research infrastructure for biodiversity data, and is intended for curators, collection managers, investigators, educators, and anyone interested in natural and cultural history. Over 3 million records are publicly available from 20+ collaborating institutions. This … Continue reading Arctos Webinar Series: Projects, Publications, and Citations
Location: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room Title: Transactions in Arctos (accessions, loans, permits) Abstract: Arctos is a community of museums that collaborate to manage and host their data online. Over 3 million records are publicly available at https://arctos.database.museum, a searchable biodiversity database for scientific research, resource management, and education. The Arctos database is used both for querying museum records (see webinars 1 and … Continue reading Arctos Webinar Series: Transactions in Arctos (accessions, loans, permits)
In case you missed it, the second webinar on Basic and Advanced Searching in Arctos was held on Tuesday, October 10th. https://www.idigbio.org/content/arctos-webinar-series-episode-2 Watch the recordings of the first two webinars on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA1YSv1rn8XcR6Pe0qyNuM8h07GB87bMh
Please join us next Tuesday for a webinar Introduction to Arctos as a Collection Management System and as a Community! Carla Cicero (Staff Curator of Birds, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley) & Mariel Campbell (Collection Manager, Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico) will present a live demo of … Continue reading Inaugural Arctos Webinar on September 12th
Arctos now has a YouTube channel! We have posted the first video tutorial, an "Arctos Introduction for Non-managers."
Check out our gold standard records. These highlight how Arctos data are linked to projects, publications, GenBank, and related specimens or media. If you have a favorite Arctos record, contact us with a link to the record and why it's worth featuring.
It is often useful to first perform a general search, then "search within results" to incrementally explore specimen data and reduce the results set. First, search for something. Sorex yukonicus currently returns 34 specimens. At the top of the results page, click "show/hide search terms." A form will appear. Use the "add a row" select … Continue reading How to refine search results
1) Find specimens. 2) Under Manage, choose Specimen Events. 3) Scroll to the bottom, carefully reviewing specimens as you go. 4) Click Pick Event. Find the new event, click "use this." 5) Click "update all..."
This describes one method of creating a new name in Arctos, while bringing along classification data. First, make sure the "new" name does actually exist.... ...and does not exist in Arctos.... Then find the "donor" name, in this case Find the "donor" classification, and click "Clone Classification as new name." Enter the new name and … Continue reading Create a new taxon name+classification