Title: Introduction to Cultural Collections in Arctos
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 3pm ET
Presenter/s: Angela Linn (Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology & History, University of Alaska Museum of the North) & Teresa Mayfield (Collection Manager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections)
Moderator: Emily Braker (Collection Manager of Vertebrate Zoology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History)
Arctos is both a community and a collection management information system. It provides fundamental research infrastructure for biodiversity and cultural 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 present an overview of Arctos as a collection management system for cultural institutions and demonstrate both basic and advanced search techniques for finding specimens. In addition to hosting cultural collections records online, Arctos provides tools for managing cultural collections, and features such as accession and loan transactions, linking media and publications to records, and object tracking will be briefly demonstrated. The webinar will also cover one way University of Alaska Museum of the North cultural collections are documenting NAGPRA compliance.