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Adding descriptions to Taxon Profile Pages in SCAN

This is a primer on adding (previously published) descriptions to Taxon Profile Pages in SCAN (or in Symbiota more generally). Examples are related to the Weevils of North America (WoNA) checklist. For sake of simplicity this entry uses descriptions that were previously digitized and are available through the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Here is an exemplary, step-wise procedure to add a SCAN taxon description. Doing so requires permission to be a Taxon Profile Editor (such permissions are granted by portal administrators).

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SCAN presentation video at the iDigBio Education & Outreach Workshop

Neil Cobb presents a SCAN progress update at the 2014 iDigBio Education & Outreach Workshop. Watch all of iDigBio’s Vimeo uploads here: https://vimeo.com/idigbio

Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network – Neil Cobb from iDigBio on Vimeo.

Filtered Push team visits ASU to develop remote identification module in SCAN

David Lowery and Paul Morris of the Filtered Push project visited the Franz Lab at ASU from January 6-10, 2014, for a focused Filtered Push/Symbiota hackathon. Ed Gilbert was also present. All enjoyed an intense week of specifying and implementing workflows, schemas, and new components in SCAN (and ultimately Symbiota) to search, display, and annotate images for remote identification and label transcription. The results will gradually come live, starting later this month.

Announcing The Weevil Course 2014

From August 05-13, 2014, the second installment of The Weevil Course will be held at the wonderful AMNH Southwestern Research Station located in the Chiricahua Mountains, Portal, Arizona. Applications can be received through the SWRS course website. Photos from the 2012 Course are posted here.

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Weevil Course 2012 Instructors: Greg Setliff, Nico Franz, Anthony Cognato, Robert Anderson, and Charles O’Brien.


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ESA 2013 Annual Meeting – two posters on North American and Colombian weevils

Our group is giving a regular and a virtual poster on weevils at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, held in Austin, TX. The corresponding PDFs are posted here (click on the titles). Andrew Jansen and Guanyang Zhang are also presenting on southwest U.S. and Cuban entimine weevils, respectively. An ESA 2013 meeting review will be forthcoming. The image shows Pachyrhinus californicus (Horn, 1976).

Hasbrouck Insect Collection reaches 40,000 on-line records

Last week the ASUHIC’s on-line holdings reached the number of 40,000 specimen records – 100% georeferenced – and representing > 80 families, 860 genera, and 2600 species. Prioritized families include Crabronidae, Curculionidae, Formicidae, Mutillidae, and Scarabaeidae all with > 4000 records. We also have ~ 730 high-resolution images on-line. Thanks to our undergraduate students – current and past – for your quality work.

Using SCAN to construct a virtual checklist and key

Presentation Notes for the Arthropod Biodiversity Sessions held on September 19, 2013, at the 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau, Northern Arizona University.

Using SCAN to Construct an Arthropod Checklist – Preliminary Insights from the “Weevils of North America” Project

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Upcoming presentations at Colorado Plateau Conference

Our group will give two presentations at the upcoming 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Each presentation will take place on September 19, 2013, as part of an arthropod session organized by Neil Cobb under the theme: “Theme: Effects of Rapid Climatic, Social, and Technological Changes on the Colorado Plateau.”

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