Please join us for an introduction to managing Mammalogy Collections in Arctos.
Abstract: Arctos serves data on over 1,048,000 mammalogical records from 28 collections, including mammal specimens, observations, and media (e.g., photographs, ct scans, fieldnotes). Mammalian data sets range from 3 to over 328,000 records, making Arctos an excellent option for all sizes of collections. Specimens date to the 1850’s, are global in scope and span Mammalia. This webinar will highlight some of the key features of Arctos for managing mammalogical data, including: shared localities, relationships between different types of specimens (e.g., host-parasite/pathogen, shared parts), transactions (accessions, loans), linkage to outside databases (e.g., GenBank), object tracking, and projects/publications for citing usage in research. We also will illustrate how media are linked to mammal specimens in Arctos, and will showcase how these media have been used in impactful ways.
Presenters: Jon Dunnum (Senior Collection Manager, Division of Mammals) and Mariel Campbell (Collection Manager, Division of Genomic Resources), Museum of Southwestern Biology
When: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 3:00pm ET/1:00pm MT (19:00 UTC)
Vertebrate Collections Manager, Zoology Section
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
265 UCB, Bruce Curtis Building
Boulder, CO 80309-0218