A test version of the new version of Arctos is ready for testing. What is the new version? So glad you asked! Arctos is moving from Oracle to an all-new open-source software stack (Lucee and PostgreSQL). This new version of Arctos will help us add new features and keep Arctos up to date. However, before … Continue reading Calling all Arctos Members to Help Test the New Version of Arctos in Postgres!
Resulting from a long-term research effort lead by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) Curator David Krause, Ph.D., the University of Antananarivo (UA) is developing a Paleontology research collection focusing on the prehistoric vertebrates of Madagascar, primarily from the Late Cretaceous. The collection contains almost 20,000 specimens, including complete skulls and postcranial skeletons, … Continue reading Arctos Welcomes University of Antananarivo Paleontology Collection
In 2019, the pipeline to publish Arctos data to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) was complete! To date, MVZ, UAM, DMNS, and MSB tissue collections are published on GGBN and are core members (receive all the perks of GGBN). Beyond making your data more accessible, the perks are numerous. You can work with other … Continue reading Interested in Joining GGBN?
Arctos users are heading to Edinburgh in June for the joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collection (SPNHC) and International Council of Museums Committee for Museum and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST) conference! If you are going, thinking about going, or would like to collaborate with other Arcots users, … Continue reading Arctos goes to Edinburgh!
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
By: Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology & History University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK In October of 2019, the Arctos Working Group (AWG) took a small but important step forward to more accurately represent the diverse holdings documented in our collaborative collection management system (CMS). A 2015 Github issue with the … Continue reading From “Specimens” to “Catalog Records”: An Exercise in Inclusive CMS Modification