Creating a Collection

Information required to set-up a collection on the SCAN portal

In order to set-up your collection on the scan portal we require the following information. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions and the portal administrator will create your collection.

For an example of how this information we are requesting looks on the portal see

Schema Mapping

Symbiota (the software powering SCAN) uses the Darwin Core schema to store specimen records in a database.  Most insect collections are not digitized using Darwin Core terms initally, so we need to map the original feild or column names into Darwin Core for upload.  Below are links to the official Darwin Core reference material, a description of how Symbiota impliments Darwin Core and a spreadsheet with some example mappings used by various SCAN collections.

Darwin Core Reference

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