The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is an international network of institutions that share an interest in the long-term archival of genomic samples. GGBN maintains a document library containing material related to the best practices and exchange of molecular samples. They host a data portal to increase the exposure of molecular samples at institutions along with … Continue reading Arctos Collection Data Live on Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)
The mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNH) Bioscience Collection is to provide collections of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, insects and mollusks that represent the natural history of New Mexico and southwestern North America (United States and Mexico), and to serve as a safe repository for in-house research … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science into Arctos
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?
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer One result of networking at SPNHC 2019 was a potential collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI). Casual discussions with Jorrit Poelen of GloBI after one of our presentations set off a plan for construction of a GloBI <> Arctos bridge. GloBI provides open access to finding species interaction data (e.g., predator-prey, … Continue reading Arctos collaboration with Global Biodiversity Interactions (GloBI)
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
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Members of the Arctos Community represented both Arctos and their institutions at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Annual Conference in Chicago this past May. With attendees from Alabama Museum of Natural History, Angelo State Natural History Collections, Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections, Chicago Academy of Sciences, … Continue reading Arctos Goes to Chicago!
The Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History supports natural history education and research opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the greater Santa Cruz community. Established in 2014 through a lead endowment gift from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Norris Center builds upon the contributions that Professor Ken Norris and others made to the … Continue reading We’d like to Welcome Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History into Arctos!
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer ORCID is an alternate address in Arctos. What’s an ORCID? ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. An ORCID is also one of the ways to get your name … Continue reading ORCIDs and Arctos
by Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer Arctos has a tool that can help you find GenBank submissions to which you haven't linked your specimens. From the main menu select Reports/Services>Find Low-Quality Data>GenBank Discovery Tool. GenBank Discovery Tool is a script that periodically crawls GenBank looking for sequences that may be related to Arctos specimens and which do not … Continue reading You’ve got GenBank Submissions!
Until recently, Arctos members could select either Arctos Plants or Arctos (everything else) as their Taxonomic Source. Beginning December 2018, we uploaded the entire database of the WoRMS – the World Register of Marine Species (http://www.marinespecies.org) - as an additional Source named WoRMS (via Arctos). Currently, it is being used only by DMNS Marine Invertebrate … Continue reading Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Phyllis Sharp on WoRMS