You can now watch a 6 minute presentation on the features of SilverCollection. This video will show you how we are making use of the latest technologies to bring an interactive experience to specimen data.
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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.
After several requests for tracking support for SilverCollection it has finally arrived. SilverCollection has now been configured to support Google Analytics for logging information about visitors actions.
We are happy to announce the release of SilverCollection v1.0. SilverCollection is an interactive web portal for herbaria and other biological collections. It is a client-specific customized application for online access to specimen data. This application provides an interactive solution for curating, searching, and browsing your collection records.
To find out more about the software visit: collection.silverbiology.com
The first beta release of IE8 is out and we wanted to see what new tools could be achieved for Biodiversity Informatics.
We decided to try out the new IE8 Activities. Activities are contextual services that provide quick access to external services from any webpage. In this case we decided to see how we could easily highlight a LSID and quickly get related information from its Authority.
Try our LSID Resolver Activity by visiting our LSID section.
MuGAl (Multi-Gene Alignment) is an online service that is specifically designed for large and cumbersome multiple gene datasets. This online service offers the ability to align your datasets automatically or manually with the facility offered by programs such as Se-Al (http://tree.bio.ed.ac.uk/software/seal/) or MacClade (http://macclade.org/macclade.html).