Frank Bungartz

Publishing a Collection to GBIF

Some Background The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments, aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. GBIF maintains an enormous global database of species and their occurrence records that is globally available to the general Publishing a Collection to GBIF

Taxonomic Name Cleaner

(live and snapshot collections) The Taxonomic Name Cleaner makes sure taxon names in a collection are spelled correctly and linked to the correct taxonomy, it also shows, which taxon names may not (yet) be available in CNALH and may have to be added (by a user with Taxon Editor rights). You need Admin Rights for Taxonomic Name Cleaner

Backup/Download Your Collection

(live collections) Under normal circumstances it is not necessary to backup occurrence data managed as live collections. All your data is online on our server, where it is regularly backed up. However, even though the entire CNALH online database is regularly backed-up, this doesn’t mean drastic changes to individual collections can easily be undone. Restoring Backup/Download Your Collection

How to Create a New Collection

We very much welcome both private researchers and institutions, who want to join the Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH) [if you are from Latin America, you might want to visit the Latin American Consorcio de Herbarios de Líquenes de América Latina (CHLAL)]. Personal collections of private researcher not affiliated with a particular institution How to Create a New Collection

Create and Manage Checklists

(includes: how to link voucher specimens to your list) Creating New Checklists Check this out:Our new Symbiota You Tube Channel now also offers several videos on how to create and manage Checklists. Once registered any new user can create Checklists. Log in and from the Checklist Tab click on the + sign in the upper Create and Manage Checklists

Manage Occurrence Data

(live collections) To manage existing Occurrence (= Specimen) Records live inside the portal, first log into CNALH with your user account. Then go to My Profile and select the Specimen Management tab. From this tab choose “your collection name” [the example below features screenshots from the University of Oklahoma Lichen Herbarium (CSU:Lichens)]. From the Data Manage Occurrence Data