[Taxacom] Fwd: [EXT] Re: Both the text and the link to the June 2 webinar on Symbiota 2

Peter A Rauch peterar at berkeley.edu
Thu May 27 14:50:04 CDT 2021

Here's the Symbiota2 webinar announcement that Mary Barkworth has been
trying to post to Taxacom.

Mary also included this link
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhlHlOwLN5c&authuser=0> to the May 12th
Symbiota2 webinar recording.


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mary Barkworth <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
Date: Thu, May 27, 2021 at 9:56 AM
Subject: RE: [EXT] Re: [Taxacom] Both the text and the link to the June 2
webinar on Symbiota 2

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The Symbiota2 project <https://symbiota2.org/symbiota2-project/> team
<#m_-7147202563966982934_m_180084550588472787_team> invites you to attend a
zoom webinar about the Symbiota2 project on Wednesday, June 2 at 10.30 am.
The project’s goal is to make Symbiota
<#m_-7147202563966982934_m_180084550588472787_symbiota> software easier to
develop and use while increasing its functionality. To see what Symbiota
software enables, see Symbiota projects

To achieve Symbiota2’s goals, its developers have overhauled the Symbiota
code. The fundamental restructuring is now almost complete, and the project
has reached the point where feedback from developers and end-users would be
beneficial. Hence this invitation.

We held the first feedback session on May 10. The links below will allow
you to review that session and find the various resources mentioned.

*Session recording*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhlHlOwLN5c&t=889s

Curtis Dyreson and Evin started the session with a brief introduction to
the project. This was followed by an open discussion, during which several
useful comments and suggestions were made.

*Demonstration websites *

Frontend (user interface) demo: https://demo.symbiota2.org/

Backend (raw data access) demo: https://api.demo.symbiota2.org/docs/

*Code*: https://gitlab.com/symbiota2/symbiota2 (check out the README for
developer-centric info).

*Issues*: https://gitlab.com/symbiota2/symbiota2/-/issues (several have
been added since the feedback session).

*Next Symbiota2 Feedback Webinar: Wednesday, June 2 at 10.30 am MDT *

(= 11.30 pm in Altai Kral, Russia; 9.30 pm in Pakistan; 7.30 pm in East
Africa; 6.30 pm in Egypt and Sudan; 5.30 pm in the UK; 12.30 pm EDT, 11.30
am in CDT, 9.30 am in Arizona and PDT).

Like the first webinar session, the Jun 2 session will be minimally
structured so as to encourage feedback and interaction.

Please share this message with anyone you think might be interested,
including IT specialists and developers with whom you work on collection
data mobilization.


Mary Barkworth for the Symbiota2 Project team

Curtis Dyreson, Neil Cobb, Will Pearse, Evin Dunn, Darius Dumel

More on Symbiota <https://symbiota.org/>

What is Symbiota software? It is software with a relatively low learning
curve that has been invaluable in mobilizing and sharing data from natural
history collections ranging in size from fewer than 500 specimens to over 8
million. The software is used to create networks of collections
having a similar regional and taxonomic scheme theme. Contributing
collections may enter directly into the network’s database, either online
or by uploading a csv file generated from a spreadsheet or by mapping and
uploading a csv filed generate from their database to the network’s
database. The networks integrate specimen data from their participating
collections with images of living organisms, illustrations, and
descriptions. Tools in Symbiota use these resources in ways that increase
the value of the specimen data to researchers, educators, and the public.
Within a network, data management is centralized, removing the need for
each collection to have an IT specialist. Symbiota also makes it easy to
publish a collection’s specimen data and images to GBIF.

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