Arctos Webinar Series: Transactions in Arctos (accessions, loans, permits)


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, 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 2) and for managing information about the collections.

This webinar will provide a short introduction to how transactions (accessions, loans, and permits) are managed in Arctos. Topics will include collection-level permissions and the basic tools for creating and updating different kinds of transactions, managing agents, and linking transactions to projects and media.

Presenter/s:  Carla Cicero and Michelle Koo (Staff Curators, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley).

Moderator: Erica Krimmel (Assistant Collection Manager, Chicago Academy of Sciences)

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Start Date:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
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Inaugural Arctos Webinar on September 12th

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 Arctos with time for questions and discussion at the end.

WhenSeptember 12, 2017 at 3pm Eastern / 2pm Central / 1pm Pacific / 7pm UTC

Can’t make it next week? Check out our upcoming monthly webinars.

Webinar series brought to you by the Arctos Working Group and kindly hosted by iDigBio. For more on our Adobe Connect webinar platform, please see