A New Simple Extension for Multimedia files

Canadensys Now Displays Content Using the New Simple Multimedia Extension Last spring, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) published a new Simple Multimedia extension to Darwin Core. Starting with images, the Canadensys IPT now offers an optional Simple Multimedia extension to display media (images) metadata associated with occurrence data and checklists. Instead of the « […]

The Erosion of Collections-Based Science: Alarming Trend or Coincidence?

The post below originally appeared on The Plant Press, October 28, 2014 and is gratefully reproduced here with permission from Vicki Funk and Gary Krupnick. From Plant Press, Vol. 17, No. 4, October 2014. A Curator’s PerspectiveBy Vicki A. Funk* Update: Editor’s Note – The phrase ‘A Curator’s Perspective’ was intended to convey that the […]

Workshop Proposal : Canadensys New Research Initiatives

UPDATED Friday, January 22, 2015 We have been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science to host a 2-day workshop February 19 and 20, 2015. Workshop Proposal: Canadensys New Research Initiatives Could species occurrence or specimen data generated in the past or by other studies and […]

Have We Got the Names “Right”?

The Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria met at the Biodiversity Centre at the University of Montreal on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. Talks on Friday were split into two engaging sessions on outreach and updates on member activities. A workshop was held on Saturday entitled, “Nomenclature & Taxonomy in Collections: Have we got the […]

New Features and Data in the Explorer

Last week, we released a new version of the Canadensys Explorer that has a number of new capabilities. Many of these enhancements were implemented in collaboration with Dr. James Macklin, Research Scientist, Botany and Biodiversity Informatics at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF) in partnership with Canadensys intends to use the […]

Enhancements to the VASCAN Checklist Builder

The Vascular Plants of Canada website received some updates to its checklist builder today, making it easier to use. Provinces and Territories on the map are now clickable, the main occurrence options were reworded, and treatment of Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Greenland is now more explicit. Saint Pierre and Miquelon & Greenland The Vascular […]