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Specify 6: Metadata Management and Collections Holdings System For Tracking Specimen and Tissue Transactions
Entry ID: Specify
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Summary
Abstract: The Specify Software Project offers Specify 6 and allied applications for museum and herbarium research data processing. Specify 6 handles specimen information for computerizing collection holdings, for tracking specimen and tissue management transactions, and for mobilizing species occurrence data to the Internet. Specify runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers; it is free and open source licensed. Specify 6.0 was released on 10 April 2009.

Specify 6 has an intuitive user interface and customizable data forms aimed at streamlining routine collections data tasks while preparing and validating collection information for research analysis. Specify has numerous features including robust support for paleontological data, field notebooks, file attachments, GUIDs, hierarchical storage locations, data uploads through the Specify Workbench and Excel, repository agreements, accession logging, conservation treatments, collection object containers, along with numerous additional functions. Specify 6 supports the use of record sets for various types of processing, such as georeferencing with GEOLocate, label and report printing, and importing and exporting, and Specify's data model now handles all institutional collections within a single database for simplified administration.

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Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
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Service Citation
Title: Specify 6: Metadata Management and Collections Holdings System For Tracking Specimen and Tissue Transactions
Provider: Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
Service Provider
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JIM BEACH
Phone: 785-864-4645
Email: beach at ku.edu
Contact Address:
1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
JIM BEACH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 785-864-4645
Email: beach at ku.edu
Contact Address:
1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-10-31
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-11-01
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