Metadata for Biological Collections

  • Institution Code – The name (or acronym) in use by the institution having custody of the occurrence records. This field is required. For more details, see Darwin Core.
  • Collection Code – The name, acronym, or code identifying the collection or data set from which the record was derived. This field is optional. For more details, see Darwin Core.
  • Collection Name
  • Short Description – brief paragraph describing the collection
  • Homepage – URL to central website for the collection
  • Contact – central contact for the collection
  • Contact Email
  • Category – portals can be setup so that collection are organized by categories. This is particularly useful if there are a large number of collections or if particular categories are to be featured in different mirrored portals (e.g. SEINet, SERNEC, and Intermountain portals).
  • Allow Public Edits – Checking public edits will allow any user logged into the system to modify specimen records and resolve errors found within the system. However, if the user does not have explicit authorization for the given collection, edits will not be applied until they are reviewed and approved by collection administrator.
  • Rights
  • Rights Holder
  • Access Rights
  • GUID Source
  • Collection Type
  • Management
  • Icon URL
  • Source Record URL
  • Sort Sequence
  • Global Unique ID
  • Security Key