Title: Introduction to Entomology Collections in Arctos
When: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 3pm ET
Summary: Due to the high number of specimens, most entomology collections require specialized database tools that allow bulk updates and record creation. Within entomology collections, different approaches are used for retrospective vs. prospective digitization. This webinar will present an overview of Arctos as a collection management system for Entomology collections and demonstrate various ways to work with specimen records in bulk (including the bulk creation of new records and bulk updates to identifications). The University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection switched from a filemaker database to Arctos in 2012 and now has >350,000 catalog records online and shared with data aggregators like GBIF and iDigBio. Prior and subsequent to this transition a number of new entomology-friendly features were added to Arctos that have made management and growth of the UAM Insect Collection easier and faster.
Presenter: Derek Sikes (Curator of Insects, University of Alaska Museum of the North)
Can’t Make It?: View archived recordings here https://arctosdb.org/learn/webinars/