NANSH & NGP Herbaria Portal Campaign

In November 2023, the Symbiota Support Hub collaborated with the North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) and the Consortium of Northern Great Plains (NGP) Herbaria to grow and advance these portal communities.

The portal campaign for the NANSH and Northern Great Plains Herbaria resulted in the addition of 145,565 specimen records from the Bessey Herbarium (NEB) to SEINet. These records were previously retained in a deprecated database and may have been lost without immediate intervention.

Campaign Summary

In November and December 2023, the Symbiota Support Hub hosted a joint Portal Advancement Campaign for the Consortium of Northern Great Plains Herbaria and North American Network of Small Herbaria. A series of four drop-in office hours enabled one-on-one support and provided networking opportunities for members of both portal communities. Campaign accomplishments included:

  • Providing in one-on-one support for 8 portal members, including onboarding two new collections
  • Facilitating the migration of one imperiled collection to the Northern Great Plains Herbaria portal, which added 145,565 new specimen records to SEINet
  • Offering custom data cleaning and data publishing assistance to 26 and 29 herbaria, respectively
  • Sending 15 personalized invitations to potential new member herbaria

Campaign Schedule

Office Hours dedicated to the needs of these portal communities will be held on Thursdays at 1p Pacific / 4p Eastern. Portal members are encouraged to use Office Hours to ask the Hub questions and connect with other members of their community.

  • Thurs., Nov. 9: Open Office Hours
  • Thurs., Nov. 16: Open Office Hours
  • Break week for the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thurs., Nov. 30: Open Office Hours
  • Thurs., Dec. 7: Open Office Hours

Campaign Links

Below are links to resources that you may find useful during this event: