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Linnaeus II

 

Linnaeus II is an innovative multifunctional research tool for systematists and biodiversity researchers, facilitating biodiversity documentation and species identification.

Linnaeus II was developed by ETI BioInformatics at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The software package, available for both Windows and Mac OS X, allows the creation of taxonomic databases, optimizes the construction of easy-to-use identification keys, expedites the display and comparison of distribution patterns, and promotes the use of taxonomic data for biodiversity studies.

The software can also be used to publish completed information systems on CD-ROM / DVD-ROM or make them available on the Web.

Specify Software Project

Specify is a research software application, database, and network interface for biological collections information. It manages specimen data such as descriptions of collecting locations, participants and determination histories as well as information about collections transactions such as loans, exchanges, accessions and gifts.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

BGBM Collection Management Software links

This page lists software which is used in collection management. It is an uncritical listing, the software has not been tested or approved by the subgroup in any way. The selection is based on the following criteria:

 

OBIS

 

Diversity Workbench

The Diversity Workbench is work in progress, aiming at developing a set of information models and application components that collaborate through agreed software interfaces. That is, each component of the Workbench applications uses services from other applications, but at the same time does not need to know about the internal design and implementation of them (encapsulation principle). The goal is increased reuse and collaboration across project and national borders.

DiversityNavigator

DiversityNavigator is a rich-client application for viewing, editing, and analyzing data. DiversityNavigator is written in java and can access both local and server based databases. It is compatible to a variety of database engines.

DiversityMobile

The Diversity Mobile Wiki is a platform for information networks in the context of DiversityMobile (for mobile devices and smartphones), the Diversity Workbench and the DaltOn framework. Currently it is focused on a DFG-funded project "Setting up an Information Network on Biological Research Data gained in the Field up to the Sustainable Storage in a Primary Data Repository (I-B-F)".

The Mycology.Net

The Mycology.Net has been established as a non-commercial scientific data platform for linking mycological and lichenological websites in a structured way.

The Mycology.Net aims to

The Phycology.Net

The Phycology.Net has been established as a non-commercial scientific data platform for linking phycological websites in a structured way. The Phycology.Net aims to

* provide access to online data on the biodiversity of algae, especially their taxonomy, distribution, phylogeny, descriptive characters, collections, literature etc.

IndExs – Index of Exsiccatae

"IndExs - Index of Exsiccatae" is a bibliography of exsiccatal series. With more than 2050 data entries it is nearly complete. "IndExs" comprises information on titles, abbreviations and bibliography of exsiccatae. Exsiccatae are defined here as "published, uniform, numbered sets of preserved specimens distributed with printed labels" (Pfister 1985).

The IT Center of the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns - Workshops

The IT Center of the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB) is organising IT workshops, e.g. Diversity Collection workshops.

Biota - The Biodiversity Database manager

Biota 2 is a second generation Collection Management system succeeding Biota 1. It has several exemplary features including a versatile help system and very flexible support for non-compliant data formats. It supports images in the collection system allowing for 10 different leading image formats and an unlimited number of images linked to any one specimen, further allowing the images to be displayed as thumbnails to be opened at full size with zoom capabilities. It also offers an optional web hosting platform that allows institutions to host their collections online for web visitors to browse through. The web hosting is provided at an additional cost.

BRAHMS - Botanical Research and Herbarium Managment System

The BRAHMS management system is design specifically for botanical collections, it includes a broad range of help and support documentation and even resources for online training. There are functions for outputting reports in a variety of customizable templates. It includes a system for generating distribution summaries and diversity indicators to different geographic scales. It also supports Publishing data online with an updating service and provides the option to join your database with online groups of research projects or regional herbaria. The online publishing is accomplished with a seconds software package found on their web site.

Herbar

This collection management software is made for botanical collections. It comes with a user friendly interface and many strong features. It has a long history of many stable version releases, adding new features steadily. It has an integrated system using Microsoft word for designing labels with or without bar-codes. It has an option to export data to Internet friendly formats including ASP web pages, TSA, REMIB, and Darwin Core version 2. It allows for management of loans and requests, and includes a geo-referencing system.

Recorder 6

Recorder 6 is a powerful, standards based tool for collection and management of biological records. It includes data entry, reporting and distribution mapping functionality. The NBN (National Biodiversity Network) data model used is well documented, open and accessible. Recorder 6 is designed to be a flexible tool. It can collate records coming from many different sources. Once records are held within a copy of Recorder 6 they can be edited, shared and managed, whilst, retaining a transparent link back to their original identity.

Specify 6

Specify is a research software application, database, and network interface for biological collections information. It manages specimen data such as descriptions of collecting locations, participants and determination histories as well as information about collections transactions such as loans, exchanges, accessions and gifts. Version 6 includes a much more user friendly interface. It supports multiple user connections to MySQL or a local connection to it's own internal database system. The reporting tools are also very flexible and well represented.

Mantis

Mantis is a biological database manager that features the ability to store taxonomic and specimen data, images and sounds, and it has built in managers of citations, specimen loans, and addresses. It has been designed by a practising taxonomist, for taxonomists. It is also a tool for conservationists who want to keep tract of species distribution or create simple identification tools. The emphasis of its design is on quick data entry and painless exploration of data. Mantis has a number of tools that facilitate species description, generation of taxonomic catalogues, or mapping of species distribution.

PaleoTax

PaleoTax is a database management system to record taxonomic, geographic and stratigraphic data in biology and palaeontology and dedicated to taxonomists. It allows users to give a complete overview on the literature, taxa, localities, stratigraphy, material etc. of one field of research (as a family, an order or a phylum). Instead taking data from the literature, sample data or field observations can be recorded. Recorded data can be assessed or exported as RTF or HTML document.

Bauble

Bauble is a software application to help manage a collection of botanical specimens. It is intended to be used by botanic gardens, herbaria, arboreta, etc. It can use different database backends and is tested against SQLite and PostgreSQL. It can generate reports through an XSL formatter backend. There is no fancy report designer but there is an interface that allows you to pass the results of a search through an XSL formatter. This allows you to layout your data any way you wish and save it in many formats including PDF, XML, or HTML. Users can tag any arbitrary data stored in a Bauble managed database with arbitrary names. This way you can create collections of records organized the way you want with names you give them.

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