This page describes how a collection manager or administrator can add specimen records to the queue to be crowdsourced and how to review crowdsourced transcriptions.
A webinar demonstrating this process can be found here: https://youtu.be/1IZhUMqCGvs
Specimens can be crowdsourced for transcription if they (1) have an associated image, and (2) have a processing status of “unprocessed.” To manage the processing status of specimens, you can use the Batch Editor Tool if necessary. Specimen images that are added to a portal without associated data are automatically assigned a processing status of “unprocessed”; however, if skeletal data were uploaded with the images, the processing status was defined by the person who uploaded the data.
Don’t see a Crowdsourcing tab? Crowdsourcing may not be enabled in your portal. Contact your portal administrator for more information.
You can’t conduct a search for values that don’t exist! Many “unprocessed” records don’t have data for any fields; therefore, they might not be included if you narrow your search by one of the additional fields shown above.
Katie Pearson. Adding Specimens to Crowdsourcing Queue. In: Symbiota Support Hub (2021). Symbiota Documentation. https://biokic.github.io/symbiota-docs/coll_manager/crowdsource/edit/. Created on 11 Oct 2021.