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Specify 6: Metadata Management and Collections Holdings System For Tracking Specimen and Tissue Transactions
Entry ID: Specify


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 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.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Download the Specify software.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Specify documentation.

ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Keywords
Data Management
Metadata Management
Biological Collections


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: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-10-31
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-17



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