We are happy to present another new feature for SilverCollection. We continue to develop new tools and features to our software based on feedback from our clients. One of our recent requests was to support more browsing features and specifically being able to browse around with the collectors. So what we have come up with is a new browse feature that does just that. Currently we have 2 new methods of looking through the collection.
The first method is by Last Name. Simply choose the starting letter (A) then check or descend down a particular path to see what this person has collected (B). At any time one or more items can be checked to instantly display those results. You can always mix match with other information in the different sections of the browsing tool for more flexibility and instant results.
The second method is by date range. Currently we support century and decades. For more specific ranges I would recommend using the search tool for more exact breakdowns. Here we can do the same as the “by Last Name” except we have a filter for any collector that has collected specimens in the collection related to the decade that we are looking at. In the below example we are looking at 7 specimens of Fimbristylis in the 1920’s from collector Brown, Clair.
The collection information is based on to values derived from the Collectors field and the EarliestDateCollected. Both are based on the DarwinCore 1.4 format and work under the same constraints.