Create tool for editing static database records of taxon occurrence
We need a tool for editing records in the static database of occurrences. For example, for a given record of occurrence, we might need to change the taxon concept, the cultivated status, or flag the record as an error that should not be displayed.
It would be particularly convenient if administrators with proper permission were to see these added options on the atlas per se, and could choose to click on a record to edit it. When more than one record occurs in a county, we want the option to view all the records for possible editing. We might also want to export or view a spreadsheet of certain records for editing purposes. We might want at some time to allow the details of non-specimen records to be viewed by the normal visitor. In addition, we need to allow updates of information from all sources. For example, we need to be able to update the USDA records while retaining the annotations previously created.
#1 Updated by xianhua liu over 12 years ago
The tool is available at http://herbarium.unc.edu/seflora/admin for editing records in the static database of occurrences, including changing the cultivated status and flaging a record as an error that should not be displayed. user name: admin and password: seflora.
For massive updating, it is better to do it directly in MS Access, other than through web interface, which is usually slow and heavey resource consuming.