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We are very grateful for volunteers that take time out of their days to transcribe label data in the portals! It is instrumental in moving the project forward and helping to achieve more complete specimen records.

See the blog entry for April 17th for ideas on how to handle some difficult label transcriptions.  

http://blog.notesfromnature.org/

This guide is based on the Pringle Herbarium's data entry procedure, which was written by Melita Schmeckpeper and Brendan Lyons.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please comment or contact us!

Summary:

Info about Data Entry

Tips and Additional Details: interpreting unclear labels, recording data from labels written in languages other than English, adding exsiccati titles, using OCR, and entering data rapidly.

This guide is based on the Pringle Herbarium's quality control procedure, which was written by Melita Schmeckpeper and Brendan Lyons.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please comment or contact us!

Summary:

  • Log in to the appropriate portal:
  • Use the Record Search Form to select specimens for which data has already been entered.
  • Using the batch update tool, fill in information that applies to multiple specimens (e.g. county names).
  • For each specimen, compare the “Occurrence Data” form to the image of the label to make sure the form is complete and accurate.
  • If you notice any recurring inaccuracies, you should (if possible) mention them to whoever is responsible for data entry so that future errors can be avoided.

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Hi all,

As I spend more time working on the poster for the WID event coming up, I'm thinking more and more about how to get people involved. Does the project have a Facebook account? There are some pretty good articles out there on some lichen-related Facebook accounts that already exist. We could cross-reference posts on this blog and Facebook to reach a wider audience. Thoughts?

Attached is a tab delimited text file of Bryohpyte names that have been assembled by WIS for use during imaging. This is not an authoritative file, but may help others.

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