Locality Update

THIS PAGE DOCUMENTS AN ARCTOS RELEASE SCHEDULED FOR JULY 9 2012. Locality Documentation This document supercedes all other locality documentation. Major changes to the model (and, partially, their implications) are summarized here. Specimens lose their (singular) pointer to place information; cataloged_item.collecting_event_id is no more. Geography (geog_auth_rec) exists as a parent to locality, as before. Geology … Continue reading Locality Update

How to use DOI/PMID to create Arctos publications

As of November 2011, Arctos has undergone major surgery in how Publications are created. First, some history: "Formatted Publications" were dynamically created by concatenating publication information (such as title and page numbers) together with Agent Names. Along with requiring information that was not useful for locating specimens ("show me specimens published on page 32...."), this … Continue reading How to use DOI/PMID to create Arctos publications

What are Media?

Here we provide a few examples of Arctos Media. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a sampling of current Media helpful in understanding the breadth of Arctos' non-specimen content. Arctos Media and their relationships are dynamic things, and we never really know what all is in there! The most basic … Continue reading What are Media?