SWG Webinar Series

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Symbiota Working Group Webinar Series

3rd Friday of each month from 3-4pm EST (beginning January, 2016)
Location: AdobeConnect: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room/​


SYMBIOTA BASICS

Collection Management Features – Elizabeth Lippoldt (MiCC) January 15, 2016

Webinar Recording
An overview of collection management features used in Symbiota portals including creating accounts and assigning permissions, entering skeletal records, searching via the Occurrence Editor, monitoring statistics, duplicate cleaning, and downloading data.

Record Creation – Michael Denslow (SERNEC) February 19, 2016

Webinar Recording
An overview of methods used in Symbiota portals for creating skeletal (Stage 1) records and transcribed (Stage 2) occurrence records.

Transcription – Julianne Smith (LBCC) March 18, 2016

Webinar Recording
A walkthrough of the full occurrence record form used in Symbiota portals including defining terms, navigating the image display, and the general protocol for transcribing Stage 1 records into Stage 2 records with the assistance of OCR and NLP.

Georeferencing – Anne Barber (SCAN) April 15, 2016

Webinar Recording
A walkthrough of the process of batch-georeferencing specimens in Symbiota portals using Geolocate and Google Maps as well as the sharing of tips and tricks.
Webiner materials - Anne's Googledoc

Crowdsourcing – Mari Roberts (MaCC) May 20, 2016

Webinar Recording
An overview of the Symbiota crowdsourcing features for establishing, performing, and reviewing crowdsourced data from both the volunteer and portal manager perspectives.
Webinar Material Getting Started with Crowdsourcing - Using Symbiota by Mari Roberts (NYBG)

Webinar Request – June 17, 2016

Webinar Recording
A webinar focused on the participants asking the expert anything Symbiota related.


ADVANCED SYMBIOTA FEATURES

Creating and maintaining checklists – Steven Buckley (US National Park Service) September 16, 2016

Webinar Recording
An overview of the checklist feature used in Symbiota portals including creating and managing checklists, searching for and associating vouchers, downloading data and managing checklist conflicts, and using the parent-child checklist functions for aggregating data.

Creating and using taxonomic keys – Scott Bates (Purdue University) October 21, 2016

Webinar Recording
Symbiota software includes a fully integrated system for dynamic keying that includes a suite of tools for key character development. In this SWG webinar, dynamic keying within Symbiota portals will be demonstrated, and an overview of key character creation will be presented.

The GEOLocate Toolkit – Michael Denslow and Herrick Brown (SERNEC) November 18, 2016

Webinar Recording
Symbiota software includes a GEOLocate Toolkit that leverages the power of Collaborative Georeferencing and provides realtime updates to coordinate values for selected records. In this SWG webinar, use of the GEOLocate Toolkit will be demonstrated, and an overview of the requirements for selecting sets of eligible records will be presented.

Linking Genetic Data to and from Symbiota portals – Andrew Miller (MiCC) December 16, 2016

Webinar Recording
An overview of how to add genetic data to records in Symbiota portals and how to use the LinkOut feature in GenBank to link back to these records.

Spatial Module Part I. – Ben Brandt, October 25th, 2017

Webinar Recording
An overview of the new Spatial Module

About Symbiota

Gries C, Gilbert E, Franz N (2014) Symbiota – A virtual platform for creating voucher-based biodiversity information communities. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1114. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1114 http://bdj.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=1114