Resources & Links

Transcription Resources

Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium (CINC) Digitization Manualhttps://bit.ly/3rQaMKlGuide to transcribing in Symbiota from CINC
Symbiota Database Manual (COLO)https://bit.ly/3cIy2VWGuide to transcribing in Symbiota from COLO
The Key to the Cabinets: Building and Sustaining a Research Database for a Global Biodiversity Hotspots: Editing Standardshttps://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/museum-voices/seusbiohotspot/editing-standards/Guide to transcribing in Symbiota from FLAS
Guide to Using a
Symbiota-based Portal (CAP TCN)
https://www.capturingcaliforniasflowers.org/uploads/1/6/3/7/16372936/symbiotaguide_v5.pdfGuide to transcribing in Symbiota from CAP TCN
MAM Transcription Cheat Sheethttps://bit.ly/3wlskRGQuick reference for transcribing in Symbiota from MAM TCN
Darwin Corehttps://dwc.tdwg.org/TDWG Resource on Darwin Core standard
How to decipher unfamiliar
handwriting: A short introduction to palaeography
http://wallaceletters.info/sites/wallaceletters.info/files/NHM_Palaeography_Guide_2014.pdfHelpful guide on transcribing handwritten labels from the Natural History Museum, London

Collector Information

Harvard University Herbaria – Index of Botanistshttps://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/botanist_index.htmlSearchable list of botanists – can filter by name, specialty, country
Global Plants Initiative Designation Identifier http://gpi.myspecies.info/digitising-resources/designation-identifierList of botanists by name and locality with images of signatures *Archived website – not all links are functional
Searchable Collector Names Reference (MAM Website)https://bit.ly/3sGIN0QSearchable list of collectors from the Herbarium of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Bionomiahttps://bionomia.net/ Searchable list of collectors

Bryophyte/Lichen Portal Term Lists

Portal Geography – Country, State, Countyhttps://bit.ly/3cD3MvLStandardized lists of countries, states, and counties with codes from portals
Portal Geography – Country onlyhttps://bit.ly/3do4k85Standardized lists of countries with codes from portals
Portal Languageshttps://bit.ly/31EgJzeStandardized lists of languages with codes from portals
Bryophyte Exsiccatae Indexhttps://bryophyteportal.org/portal/collections/exsiccati/index.phpList of exsiccati from bryophtye portal
Lichen Exsiccatae Indexhttps://lichenportal.org/cnalh/collections/exsiccati/index.phpList of exsiccati from lichen portal

Country/Location/Language-Specific References

TypeIt.org https://www.typeit.org/ Type foreign language letters to copy and paste
List of Alternate Country Names – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alternative_country_namesAlternative names and initialisms for all nations, countries, and sovereign states, in English and any predominant or official languages
German place + names former Czechoslovakia
Link
https://bit.ly/2PNFTbUList of historic and current names for this region
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaceshttps://tinyurl.com/49fyr2f7Examples and background information on German typefaces
Japan Databasing Guide
Link
https://bit.ly/3rIODNEGuide to Japanese place names
Techniques for Translating Herbarium Specimen Labelshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_rPFzPfZTMVideo on tips for transcribing Handwritten German 
One World Nations Online – Historic Country Nameshttps://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/historical_countrynames.htmList of historic country / region names with current geography
Herbarium Junkies https://www.facebook.com/groups/323496397761977/Public Facebook Group that can help with tough labels
Google Translatehttps://translate.google.com/

Taxonomy Resources

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)https://eol.org/Free collaborative encyclopedia intended to document all of the living species known to science
Tropicoshttps://tropicos.org/homePublicly accessible botanical database organizing millions of plant specimens, images, and bibliographic references, from the Bioinformatics Department at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Index Fungorumhttp://www.indexfungorum.org/International project to index all formal names in the fungus kingdom
McyoBankhttps://www.mycobank.org/Online database, documenting new mycological names and combinations, eventually combined with descriptions and illustrations. It is run by the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures fungal biodiversity center in Utrecht
International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)https://www.iaptglobal.org/Non-profit organization founded to promote, support and facilitate taxonomic, systematic and nomenclatural research into algae, fungi and plants
World Flora Onlinehttp://worldfloraonline.org/Open-access, web-based compendium of the world’s plant species
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)https://itis.gov/Database on species names and their hierarchical classification

If you have any questions or other resources to add, please email Miranda Zwingelberg at: mzwingel@utk.edu.