MUSIT data export to Darwin Core

Full-day workshop 3. July 2018 for improving the data export from the national University Museum database system to Darwin Core for import to GBIF. By invitation (but participation is possible if you express interest and describe your contribution).

The Norwegian University Museums established collaboration for a shared collection management database since 2007. The MUSIT collection management database includes both natural history and cultural history collections at the University of Oslo (UiO), University of Bergen (UiB), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Arctic University of Norway (UiT) and the University of Stavanger (UiS; since 2009). Biodiversity data for specimens in the natural history collections are exported to Darwin Core for import to GBIF and the Norwegian Species Map Service (Artskart). The natural history museums include:

Updated data from the MUSIT database is exported and imported to GBIF on a daily basis. However, the data export is a few years old and need some updates to include more properties and align even better with the current Darwin Core format. Database coordinators from the museums in Trondheim and Oslo will meet with the database developers and the Norwegian GBIF-node to plan and start working on an improved MUSIT database export on Tuesday 3rd July 2018. We plan to work efficient in a small group, but it is possible for interested database coordinators from other museums (or other interested parties) to join the workshop by sending us a note to express interest and contribution.


You may also join the discussion at the GitHub project:


Or at the MUSIT project at GitLab



MUSIT and GBIF-Norway
Tags: Darwin Core, Data publication, Open data publication, open research data
Published June 6, 2018 9:52 AM - Last modified June 6, 2018 10:52 AM