Fall 2022 Portal Advancement Campaign Round-Up

In September and October, the Symbiota Support Hub completed two more Portal Advancement Campaigns, this time in conjunction with the leadership of the Mycology Collections Data Portal and the Pteridophyte Collections Consortium. Here’s an overview of what these communities accomplished…

TDWG 2022

The Symbiota Support Hub virtually participated in TDWG 2022, October 17-21, 2022. This year the annual Biodiversity Information Standards meeting, also known as “TDWG“, was held in Sophia, Bulgaria. Members of the Symbiota Support Hub participated virtually and contributed the…

Collections Metadata & Contacts

Please keep all contact information and user permissions associated with your collection(s) in Symbiota portals up-to-date. Doing so will help ensure that the appropriate individuals are receiving communications–like portal management updates, rare species reader requests, and other announcements–from the Hub. …

Checklist & Dataset Permissions (Update)

You may recall that in July the Hub rolled out a new user permission category–”Create a Checklist”–to help prevent spamming of portal checklists and datasets. Previously, anyone could create a checklist or dataset; unfortunately, this means that spammers used checklists…

BioDigiCon 2022

The Symbiota Support Hub participated in iDigBio’s BioDigiCon, September 27-29, 2022. In case you missed it: iDigBio’s annual Summit has been rebranded as the Biodiversity Digitization Conference, a virtual meeting intended to be more hands-on and inclusive to encourage workforce…

Macroalgae Campaign Recap

In August, the Symbiota Support Hub completed its third Portal Advancement Campaign, this time focusing on the Macroalgae Portal. This month-long event was held in collaboration with the Macroalgae Herbarium Consortium led by the University of New Hampshire. Momentum to…

A Decade of Success for the Macroalgae Portal–What’s Next?

With over 400 users, many members of the Phycological Society are likely familiar with the Macroalgae Portal (macroalgae.org), which has served as the central repository for the Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium since 2013. As one of the original Thematic Collections Networks…

Compartiendo la Biodiversidad de Guatemala con Symbiota

Entre la creciente familia de portales Symbiota, el Portal de Biodiversidad de Guatemala tiene un rol prominente en la movilización del conocimiento de la biodiversidad de Guatemala. Inicialmente, el portal fue una consecuencia fortuita de la pandemia global, que dejó…

Sharing Guatemala’s Biodiversity through Symbiota

Among the growing family of Symbiota portals, the Guatemala Biodiversity Portal has an increasingly prominent role in the mobilization of Guatemala’s biodiversity heritage. Initially, the portal was a serendipitous consequence of the onset of the global pandemic, which coincided with…

Seeking Algae Collections!

Do you manage an algae collection? The Macroalgae Portal was recently migrated to Arizona State University servers where it has been updated and is now fully supported by the Symbiota Support Hub, and we’re planning our next portal advancement campaign…