Title: Arctos Reports
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 3pm ET
Presenter/s: Andrew Doll (Assistant Collection Manager, Zoology Collections, Denver Museum of Nature and Science) and Aren Gunderson (Mammals Collection Manager, Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
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.
The Arctos Reporter feature generates specimen labels, tags, loan invoices, accession forms, container locations and other transaction documents. Users may copy and modify existing Report templates or create their own to reflect unique institutional requirements using the ColdFusion Report Builder. The Reporter combines Coldfusion formatting with SQL commands to pull specimen data from the FLAT query table in Arctos in order to populate specimen labels and related transaction documents with desired data fields. This webinar will provide an overview of the process and demonstrate how to clone and modify an existing Report template to get new users printing their own labels and forms directly from Arctos.