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…

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…

Meet the Support Hub

The Symbiota Support Hub was founded in 2021 to facilitate the mobilization and discovery of natural history collections as the 6th domain of iDigBio (NSF 2027654). Read on to get to know a little more about us! Nico FranziDigBio Director…