International Atlas of Living Australia – ALA -Workshop

Last week we participated in our first International ALA Workshop in Madrid. This workshop aimed to answer our question related to the open source project Atlas of Living Australia -ALA-. The participants came from 7 different countries (Spain, Sweden, Australia, France, Mexico, Germany, Canada) and we had 4 instructors. It was followed by presentations on ALA Architecture and basic to advanced modules, security, […]

Welcome to Jérémy, our new programmer

Hi, My name is Jérémy Goimard and I have just started as a computer programmer for biodiversity at Canadensys. My main task is to take care of the server and to develop web applications and open source tools for Canadensys and its community. I am also going to be in charge of the technical assistance […]

Getting students involved in biodiversity informatics

This is a guest post by Jana Vamosi, the Director of the University of Calgary Herbarium. The University of Calgary got involved in Canadensys this year (see also the IPT resource webpage), through a project designed for students to learn about species distribution modeling. We wanted students to understand all components of species distribution modeling, […]

Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) v 2.3.2, DOI assignment, and Dataset Licensing

The Canadensys team recently updated our Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT), our data repository software developed by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to version 2.3.2, the latest and greatest released version. We are proud to have participated in the development of this new version, especially in the assignment of DOIs to datasets. This was an […]

Biodiversity Informatics Programmer

The Biodiversity Centre of the Université de Montréal seeks a Biodiversity Informatics Programmer to develop and maintain web applications for the Canadensys network. Canadensys gathers biological collections data from Canadian universities, botanical gardens and museums in Canada. The network distributes this information via its own portal and through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. The shared specimen […]