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)