Title: Data Cleaning Tools for Use Prior to Migrating into Arctos
Date: February 12, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Abstract: Arctos is both a community and a collection management information system. It provides fundamental research infrastructure for biodiversity data, and is intended for curators, collection managers, investigators, educators, and anyone interested in natural and cultural history. Over 3 million records are publicly available from 20+ collaborating institutions.
This webinar will cover several available tools you can use to review and clean collections data in preparation for migrating into Arctos. In addition to the tools embedded within Arctos to validate agent names, taxonomy, and higher geography, we will include an overview of the program OpenRefine. We will also discuss basic tips for cleaning data, and touch on additional services such as KuratorWeb.
Presenter/s: Erica Krimmel (Assistant Collection Manager, Chicago Academy of Sciences).
Links to any relevant pre-reading materials for best experience:
- Learn more about Arctos (https://arctosdb.org/)
- Arctos Data Portal (http://arctos.database.museum/SpecimenSearch.cfm)
- AWG Google Group (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/arctos-working-group)
- Link to how to get the most out of Adobe Connect: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing
- ***Darwin Core Hour webinar on using KuratorWeb: https://vimeo.com/239711651 ***