Arctos Webinar Series: Introduction to Arctos for Bird & Egg/Nest Collections

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Please join us for an introduction to managing Ornithology Collections in Arctos.
 
Abstract: Arctos serves data on over 467,000 ornithological records from 29 collections, including bird specimens, observations, eggs, nests, and media (photographs, audio recordings). Data sets range from 6 to over 191,000 records, making Arctos attractive for both small and large collections. The oldest specimen is a skin from 1830, and representation is broad both in taxonomic and geographic scope. This webinar will highlight some of the key features of Arctos for managing ornithological data, including: shared localities and georeferences, relationships between different types of specimens (e.g., host-parasite, predator-prey), transactions (accessions, loans, permits), object tracking, and projects/publications for citing usage in research, teaching, and art. We also will illustrate how media are linked to bird and egg/nest specimens in Arctos, and will showcase how these media have been used in impactful ways. Finally, we will discuss how Arctos handles bird observational data, a unique feature for a museum collection management system.
 
Presenters: Carla Cicero (Staff Curator of Birds, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology) and Elizabeth Wommack (Curator and Collections Manager of Vertebrates, University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates)
 
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 3:00pm ET (19:00 UTC)
 
 
Can’t Make It?: View archived recordings here https://arctosdb.org/learn/webinars/

 

Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Remote Connection URL: 
https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/92226989182
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