Specify 7 Tutorial

We invite you to explore the features and performance of Specify 7.0 with copies of our University of Kansas Ichthyology collection databases (voucher, tissue and teaching), hosted on solid state disks by Digital Ocean.

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Welcome (this page) shows a 2D data visualization of the taxonomy comprising the database; each box represents a taxon to which collection objects have been determined. Box size is proportional to the number of specimens or lots per taxon. Hovering the cursor over a box shows the taxon name and the number of collection objects. In the future this interface will launch collection object queries. Colors and shapes are arbitrary – or are they? documentation_home
Data Entry is the entry path to data forms. Clicking on it opens a list of tables for data entry. Or, click on Record Set to open existing record sets (RS). Collection Object records within them can be created, edited, and saved. data_form
Query opens a list of predefined queries, then the query interface, which shows the tables, paths, and fields used. Click on components to change fields, search specifications, result set sorting, and column order. Hit the Query button to see the results; click on a row in the results to bring up that data record. query
The ‘Fiji’ query returns only collection objects (CO) with image attachments collected from Fiji. In one of these records, click on the Attachment icon to open the associated image, click the image to enlarge. new_attachment_600
Check out GEOLocate and Google Earth on a Locality data form.
Attachments shows the images and other types of files attached to the Specify data records. The lower left icon indicates the table to which the attachments are linked. Clicking on the icon brings up the associated data record, clicking on the image opens it full-size.
Search in the upper right corner of the Specify window executes semi-structured full-text searches. Here are some search terms to get you started: Fiji, Amia*, Perca*, Robins, Smith, Canada*. Click through the results to see underlying full data records. simple_search_2
The Specify Software Project is funded by U.S. National Science Foundation grants: BIO/DBI #0960913, #0968352, and #0851278.
Specify Software Project, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS USA 66045
Phone: +1 (785) 864-4400, Email: specify@ku.edu, Website: www.specifysoftware.org