The taxonomic tree has been reworked with additional functionality for navigation, creation of synonyms and hybrids and information on number of records etc. The geographic and storage trees will have the same functionality.
Queries are built and saved in much the same fashion although the query tree has been modified for easier navigation and picking of fields.
Expanded, user customizable statistics on collections.
The security module for Specify 6 has been extensively reworked incorporating functionality to create customized security for users across collections within a single database as well as restrict access (view, add, modify, delete privileges) to specific tables. This will allow for the creation of a user account for a person to have admin privileges to their own collection but guest privileges to other collections for sharing and transfer of common data. It will also allow for the granting of admin access to only the accession tables across collections to a registrar for the entry of accession information or granting of admin privileges to only the conservation table across collections to a conservator for entry of conservation information.
Specify 6-by-andy-bentley 2
• Leveraging GBIF IPT client http://ipt.gbif.org/index.html• Auto mapping of Darwin Core concepts• Mobilization of data through IPT provider• Generation of TAPIR address for portal/provider interaction
• Addition of various new and Specify 5 features – batch editing, series processing• Additional DBMS’s – SQL server• Additional web services and partnerships• Specify Android – smart phone based Specify implementation