Specify Web Portal Examples

Specify Web Portal

This is a short list containing a handful of our Specify Web Portal users.

For collections that have are using Specify and wish to publish their data on the internet, the Specify Web Portal is a full-featured web interface for public access to specimen data and images.

It is an optional component of a Specify installation. Working from an exported copy of a Specify collection database, the Web Portal provides full-text indexed searches, structured, and spatial queries of specimen holdings. Express searches are fast with full-text indexing on every word in the database. Structured queries allow precise control of the search scope and multi-field queries can be constructed with AND or OR logic. Searches can be qualified to return only records with geo-coordinates or with attached images.

The Specify Web Portal displays specimen information in three views–Records, Images, and Map. On the “Records” tab specimen data are shown in a traditional grid view. The choice and number of data fields to display in the web interface is determined by each collection, and web users can sort and re-arrange data columns during a session. The search panel is customizable with an institutional logo or brand image, and the pages can be embedded into institutional content management systems or web platforms by a web programmer.

See more information on the Web Portal


Web Portal Instances

KU Collections

KU Ichthyology Collection

FLMNH Specify Web Portals

VIMS Nunnally Ichthyology Collection

University of Texas Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory

Alf Museum of Paleontology

Mollusks Collection National Shell Museum

Yugra State University Biological Collection


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