Collaboration Proposal for the Specify Geosciences Extension

Dear members of the Geosciences community,

We are writing on behalf of the Specify Collections Consortium to inquire about possible collaboration on a new extension to the Specify collections management system (CMS) that will support geoscience collections of rocks, minerals, meteorites, gemstones, and related collection object types.

As you may know, Specify is a widely used collections management software that enables institutions to manage and share information about their collections. With this new extension, we aim to provide a powerful and integrated geoscience collections management software that benefits our current users and the wider geosciences community.

Specify has been a CMS for natural history collections for years, and our focus and knowledge are centered primarily around biological specimens. We would like to learn more about geologic collections’ needs and workflows by working with the people who actually manage geologic collections.

We have created a survey intended to gauge interest from curators, collection managers, researchers, and technical users involved in collections containing minerals, rocks, meteorites, and geological specimens. Specify already supports paleontological disciplines, this effort focuses on geological collections

If you have members of your organization or people that may be interested in this project, please feel free to share this message!

We look forward to hearing from you and discussing this project further.

If you are interested in collaborating on this project, please click on the following link to fill out the survey.

I’m Interested