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ECOT EcoTarium Ornithology Collection

Latest version published by Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium on Oct 18, 2017 Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium

The Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium was founded in 1825 as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History and is the second oldest natural history collecting organization in the United States. The EcoTarium’s collection contains approximately 55,000 pieces. The scope of the EcoTarium’s collection is wide ranging including taxa from herpetology to entomology with concentrations in New England, but also containing specimens from around the world. The majority pieces in the collection were collected between 1870 and 1940. The majority of the Museum’s ornithology collection is comprised of specimens from the Thayer Ornithological Collection accessioned in 1967. The Thayer Ornithological Collection was collected by renowned ornithologist John Eliot Thayer for his personal Museum in Lancaster, Massachusetts from roughly 1880 until his death in 1933. The collection had a world geographic focus and contains males, females, and juveniles of most species represented as well as many endangered and extinct specimens. The Thayer specimens held at the Museum are all mounts, study skins from this same collection are held at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,804 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    1804
  • Multimedia 
    4063

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 1,804 records in English (402 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4da5c45a-54be-4de3-bf51-9d1bbe1f43b6.  Worcester Society of Natural History d.b.a. EcoTarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by iDigBio.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Shana Hawrylchak
Manager of Exhibits and Collections
222 Harrington Way 01604 Worchester Massachusetts US +01 508-929-2733

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Shana Hawrylchak
Manager of Exhibits and Collections
222 Harrington Way 01604 Worchester Massachusetts US +01 508-929-2733

Who filled in the metadata:

Shana Hawrylchak
Manager of Exhibits and Collections
222 Harrington Way 01604 Worchester Massachusetts US +01 508-929-2733

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Joanna McCaffrey
Biodiversity Informatics Manager

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia (animals)
Phylum  Chordata (vertebrates)
Class  Aves (birds)

Project Data

Records of basic physical and label data of specimens.

Title EcoTarium Ornithology Collection Digitization Inventory
Funding Increasing Inventorying Capacity at the EcoTarium and Other Institutions with Small Natural History Collections: The Volunteer-Based Inventorying Protocol (VBI Protocol). Award MA-30-15-0344-15. (2015-2017)

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Casey McCabe
Principal Investigator
Shana Hawrylchak
Curator
Emma Westling

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 4da5c45a-54be-4de3-bf51-9d1bbe1f43b6
http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=ecot-birds