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
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!
Big Move Planned: What You Need To Know
This coming Wednesday (May 27, 2020) at 5 pm through Friday (May 29th) at 5pm Pacific Daylight Time, Arctos will be unavailable for our much anticipated move to the new Arctos PostgreSQL. What is Arctos PostgreSQL? So glad you asked! Arctos is moving from Oracle to an all-new open-source software stack (Lucee and PostgreSQL). PostGreSQL … Continue reading Big Move Planned: What You Need To Know
Arctos pandemic blues
Arctos is currently experiencing a case of the pandemic blues right now and will be offline while it is being addressed. The current stay-at-home orders affect how fast this can be accomplished so we appreciate your understanding and patience. Meanwhile, Arctos users can pivot to testing the new PostgreSQL Arctos. Go here and see the … Continue reading Arctos pandemic blues
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
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.
We’d like to Welcome Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University into Arctos!
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The Natural History Museum is a resource for scientists, students and the community at large. The museum maintains research collections of vascular and nonvascular plants, invertebrate and vertebrate animals which are a valuable resource to the scientific community as … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University into Arctos!
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