Tag Name & Additional Identifier

(formerly “Other Catalog Number”) In response to requests to associate many numbers (“additional identifiers”) with a given occurrence record, we have released a new field pairing that extends the utility of the old field, Other Catalog Number. Not only can…

Checklist & Dataset Permissions

If you’ve gone looking for a checklist and found an ad, you’ve run into portal spam. Previously, anyone could create a checklist or dataset; unfortunately, this means that spammers used checklists to post irrelevant advertisements on some portals. The Hub…

Symbiota & GBIF’s Data Model

GBIF has been thinking about how to share more complex biodiversity data than what the Darwin Core standard currently accommodates. How does Symbiota integrate with GBIF’s new data model? Katie Pearson and Laura Rocha Prado explain in the following presentation…

GBIF Citation Widget

Among the advantages of publishing your collections to the GBIF data portal is the ability to track citations to your digitized collections. That list of “pros” has grown; now these important metrics can even be displayed on your collections profile…

SoRo Campaign Recap

In May, the Symbiota Support Hub completed its second Portal Advancement Campaign, this time focusing on the Consortium of Southern Rocky Mountain Herbaria (SoRo). Members of the SoRo community have been digitizing and aggregating herbarium data from the middle and southern Rocky Mountain…

Year 1: Complete!

The Symbiota Support Hub has completed its first year as iDigBio’s 6th Domain funded by NSF Award 2027654. Here’s what we accomplished: Summary In Year 1, Domain 6 (D6) established and grew the Symbiota Support Hub (SSH), led by PIs…

SPNHC 2022

The Symbiota Support Hub will be participating in SPNHC in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 5-10, 2022. Tues, JUNE 7, 2022, 14:15 UTCIdentifiers and labels for everyone: recent developments in Symbiota Weds, June 8, 2022, 9:30 UTCUsing Symbiota to establish a global,…

Digital Data 2022

The Symbiota Support Hub will be participating in the 6th Annual Digital Data conference, May 23-25, 2022. Weds, May 25, 2022, 10:30Am EDT Workshop: Research tools in Symbiota-based biodiversity specimen data portals Searching / Downloading Data List of Symbiota Portals…

SERNEC Campaign Recap

The newest domain of iDigBio, the Symbiota Support Hub, has completed the first in a series of Portal Advancement Campaigns. Portal campaigns last approximately one month, during which the Hub works closely and intensively with one of the 40+ Symbiota portal communities…

We’re a GBIF Participant Node!

We have become the latest GBIF Associate Participant!Check out the news released by GBIF: