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Global Plants: Help & Support
Using Global Plants
 
Searching
 
Basic Search: Available on the home page, allowing users to do a quick search, with option to narrow down by types of objects (names, names with synonyms, people, and places).
 
Advanced Searching: In order to see additional search options, click on “Advanced Search” link from the home page. From there, you will be able to search across variety of fields:
 
Biological Classification
 
Family: Rank in the biological taxonomy of all organisms
 
Genus: A group of similar species in the biological classification
 
Specific Epithet:  The label (or designation) of a particular species in the binomial nomenclature system
 
Infraspecific Epithet: The part of the name with the lowest or most specific rank
 
Plant Name Author: Plant name author refers to the author of a scientific name. For a list of plant name authors, see the International Plant names Index.

Collector:  For specimens, the person who collected the specimen, followed by the collector number, if available

Collection Number: Refers to the number assigned to the specimen by the senior or primary collector
 
Year Range (From, To): The Year field provides information about when the material was created, collected or published, depending on the resource type. This information can vary considerably depending on the quality of the submitted metadata
 
Geography
 
Country: Enter the ISO code and/or the Country name
 
Locality: Refers to any location data supplied with the material in addition to the Country field. The locality field is optional and therefore varies considerably depending on the quality of the contributed metadata. For example, a locality field may be "Hispaniola I.. . Near San Lorenzo Bay, S Coast of Samana Bay
 
Herbarium Code: Acronym identifying the herbarium from which the specimen originated.
 
 
Herbarium Name: Name identifying the herbarium from which the specimen originated.
 
 
Type
 
Refers to types of specimens: epitype, holotype, etc.
 
Title
 
Title refers to the name of the object as provided by the contributing institution; the title varies across resource types. For example, the title of a specimen can be "Isotype of Altensteinia inaeqialis Rchb. f [family ORCHIDACEAE]", while the title of a painting can be "'Baobab near the bank of the Lue'; oil on canvas.".
 
Resource Type
 
All materials are classified by resource type based on the use and purpose of the original physical material.
 
Understanding Search Results
 
On the search results page you can sort your search or browse results by several criteria (Title, Taxonomy, Author, Resource Type or Date).
Many results will be grouped according to the Scientific Name with additional information that might be of interest to your research. This additional information will only be visible in the Taxonomy sort option. To learn more about the Scientific Name, click “Scientific Name” to see related scientific information.
Using Compilation Pages
Some search results contain the link “View Compilation” page. A compilation page is a summary or index page which pulls together a variety of resources from the database related to the particular plant name or taxon. These materials can include type specimens, flora records, illustrations and paintings as well as field notebooks and correspondence, and links to relevant journal content and primary sources from resources such as JSTOR and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Compilation pages are dynamically created and updated on a daily basis, and are a great way to easily access materials related to a particular plant. 
 
 
Working with Content
 
Plant specimens, illustrations, photographs, paintings
 
High resolution images: In order to view high resolution images for individual items, click on the image thumbnail for that item, or choose "Open Viewer." The viewer has powerful functionality including:
 
Zooming: Use the tools at the bottom of the viewer window to zoom in (+), out (-), and reset to original view.
 
Panning: Click on the image and drag to move. You can also drag the image in the preview window.
 
Rotate: Click the Rotate dropdown at the top of the page to open a rotated view of the image on screen
 
Measure: Click the Measure tool, then click and drag along the desired length on the displayed graphic.             
 
 
Metadata section: The middle of the page provides descriptive metadata. Not all items will have complete metadata records. A list of possible metadata fields is listed below. Metadata is linked when possible, so it's easy to browse other items in the same collection or from the same herbarium.
 
Glossary of Metadata Terms
 
Collection altitude: For specimens, the altitude of the location where the specimen was collected.
 
Collection date:  For specimens, the date on which the specimen was collected.
 
Collection name: The collection within Global Plants where the material resides (you can use this to browse and find materials in Global Plants).
 
Collector:  For specimens, the person who collected the specimen, followed by the collector number, if available.
 
Common names: The names of the taxon in the vernacular. Usually shown with a language identifier (for example, English: baobab; monkey-bread tree; sour gourd; cream of tartar tree).
 
Contributor: For database information, the institution or individual contributing the data.
 
Country or Country name: The country of origin (in the case of specimens, the country where the specimen was collected)
 
Creator: For documents that have been published, the author. For example, while a book has one or more authors, a photograph may have one or more photographers, and a specimen has a single author of the scientific plant name.
 
Data last modified: The date on which the data in Global Plants was last changed for this material.
 
Date: The creation or publication date of the material.
 
Description: The description field in the material's metadata.
 
Entry from: For database information, identifies the original publication, volume, and author(s) (for example, FZ =Flora Zambesiaca).
 
Herbarium: This field contains the name and the acronym identifying the herbarium from which the specimen originated.
 
Identifications: For specimens, the botanical identification information (from labels and additional notations on the specimen).
 
Identifiers: For visual materials, an unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context.
 
Information: For database information, a short portion of the text of the entry (shown on the Results List). View the metadata page to see the entire entry in the Description field.
 
Language: The language of the document. The Global Plants digital library contains documents in several original languages (English, Afrikaans, French, Portuguese, and so forth).
 
Locality: Any location data supplied with the material.
 
Place: Geographical information, as available in the material's metadata. In the African Plants content area, many materials may be encoded with either a location of distribution or a location where collected.
 
Plant name: The scientific name.
 
Plant name author: The author of the scientific name. For a list of plant name authors, see the International Plant Names Index
 
 
Plant part: For visual materials, the part of the plant that was photographed/illustrated. o References—For database information, the references as printed in the published version.
 
Relation: A reference to a related resource.
 
Repository: The partner from which Global Plants received the material, often followed by the barcode, especially for specimens.
 
Resource Type: The categorization of this material, such as specimen, book, article, painting, drawing, photograph, and so forth. Note that this might be implied rather than being displayed directly.
 
Rights: Information about rights held in and over the resource. If marked "unknown" then the rights are assumed to lie with the creator and/or the repository.
 
Source: A combination of collection and repository information.
 
Title: This is the text shown as the title for all views of the material in Global Plants. For specimens, the scientific name is shown with additional explanatory text, such as Filed As, Type, or similar.
 
Uses: For an entry from a Uses publication, the categories of usage applied to this plant.
 
Downloading PDF files: Choose "PDF" from the action box to download/print/save an item image along with its metadata.
Saving your work with a MyPlants account
With a MyPlants account, you can save many of your actions on the JSTOR Global Plants site, including links to objects, image measurements, and zoomed in views.
 
To save tags, click Add/Edit tags. Then enter tags separated by semicolons. Tags are words or phrases you choose to classify an object. Tags help you organize yoursaved materials and you choose as many tags as you want. Enter tags separated by semicolons. Click Save and the object will be saved for you in MyPlants.
 
Click on MyPlants from anywhere on the site to access your saved materials. Under the My Tags column, you will see all the items you have saved. These will include saved objects, searches, measurements, and image views.
 
 
Virtual Determination Slip
 
 
The Virtual Determination function allows plant taxonomists to replicate online the current practice of adding determination slips to physical specimens in herbaria. These virtual determination slips will allow researchers to include annotations, thereby improving their utility to future users.
 
In order to provide a Virtual Determination slip to a specimen, click “Determination Slip” from the “Action box” in the metadata section of a specimen page. (If you are not already logged into your MyPlants account you will be prompted to log in or create a new account.) Next, provide the required information and click Save. 
 
Information for Librarians
 
Access methods
 
 
IP authentication: Our most common and secure method of access is IP authentication. When a user is authenticated by IP address, he is automatically recognized as an authorized user from your institution, making for a seamless experience.
 
Proxies: You are welcome to allow users to access Global Plants via a proxy server, so long as access to the proxy server is restricted to authorized users at your institution. Read more information about proxy servers, and our policies regarding them. In order to enable a proxy server for your institution, please submit the specific IP address for the proxy server to JSTOR Support.
 
Username/Password: Although not recommended as the primary method of authentication, it is an option for institutions with limited technical infrastructure or IT resources.
 
Usage Statistics reports
 
 
Access to usage data:  Access to the Global Plants usage statistics reporting tool is managed through MyPlants accounts. In order to be set up as an administrator for your institution, you will need to contact, plants@jstor.org.
 
Reports available:
 
Database Report 1 (DB1):Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database 
Database Report 2 (DB2): Access Denied by Month, Database and   Category
 
Information for Partners
Media Kit
 
Print
DescriptionFormatSizeNotes
PosterPDF11in x 17 inPromote Global Plants with posters.
HandoutPDF8.5in x 11inProvide an overview of Global Plants in one, concise handout.
PostcardPDF5in x 7inThis is a standard postcard size.
Global Plants Partner LogoTIFF or EPSTBDAdd this to your printed materials to show that you are a Global Plants partner.
Electronic
DescriptionFormatSizeNotes
Web AdvertisementJPG300px x 250pxThis is a standard web ad size.
Web AdvertisementJPG500px x 500pxThis is a standard web ad size for Facebook.
Global Plants Partner LogoGIF300px x 122pxAdd this to your website to show that you are a Global Plants partner.
Global Plants PowerPointPPT1.33MBFor presentations on Global Plants.
Partner Resources:
Proposal Process in English
Proposal Process in Spanish
Proposal Template
IP Agreement in Spanish
IP Agreement in English
Foreign Organization Questionnaire
Herb Scan Equipment and Software Set-Up
Standard GPI Presentation
Download XML sample file and schema
African Collectors List  courtesy of NHM UK
Photoshop Action Script  courtesy of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
 
Release Notes: 
Metadata Correction Tool Help
 
DISQUS Commenting:
DISQUS Overview for Partners
 
JSTOR Plant Science Handbook:
JSTOR Plant Science Handbook - English
Appendix A: Large-sheet Scanning with HerbScan Attachment
Appendix B: Imaging Bulky Specimens
Appendix C: Digitizing of Bryophytes and Lichen Types
Appendix D: Understanding XML & the GPI Schema
JSTOR Plants FAQ- English
JSTOR Plants FAQ- Spanish
 
Xumba:
http://plants.jstor.org/xumba
How to Use Xumba
 
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