Metadata management

Your metadata

The institutions, collections and data resources that you are authorised to access are listed below. Be aware that all changes are immediately reflected in the website and any hubs or other websites that use web services.

You are authorised to edit all entities because you are admin.

You have the required role but are not listed as a contact with editor rights on any collection, institution or dataset. If you believe you should be, ask someone who is listed to add you as a contact. If you can't do that, click the support link below to send a request to the ALA support team.

If you do not see your collection, institution or dataset in the list above, please read requirements for editing metadata.

Requirements for editing metadata

What do I need to edit my metadata?

You need:

  1. to be logged in using a standard account
  2. the 'Collections Editor' role
  3. to be listed as a contact with editor rights for the collection, institution or dataset you want to edit.

You have an Atlas account

You are logged in as cas bypassed.

You have the 'Collections Editor' role

You are not an editor for any collection, institution or dataset!

You must be a contact for the entity and have the editor attribute set.

You can be added as a contact and made an editor by another user who has edit rights for the entity. Or you can send an email to support and ask to be added. You can choose whether your name and contact details should be displayed on the public page for the entity.

I still need help.

Please send us an email at support and explain your issues.

Add a new data resource

As a trusted editor you are authorised to add new data resources. Note:

  • Please check that the data resource does not already exist.
  • The data resource will become public as soon as you create it.
Create a new data resource

Add a new collection

As a trusted editor you are authorised to add new collections. Note:

  • Please check that the collection does not already exist.
  • You can only link your collection to an institution if you are an editor for the institution.
  • You will be automatically added as a contact and an editor for the new collection.
  • You will need to supply a name for the new collection. It will then be created and you will be directed to the edit pages for the collection to supply further information.
  • The collection will become public as soon as you create it.
  • Only Atlas administrators can delete collections. Please contact the administrators if you believe a collection should be removed.
Create a new collection

Admin functions

You are an administrator (ROLE_ADMIN). Please use your superpowers wisely.

View all collections

Browse all current collections and update collection descriptions.

Search for collections

Enter a part of the name of a collection or its acronym, eg insects, fungi, ANIC

Add a collection

Describe a collection that is not currently listed.

View all institutions

Browse the institutions that hold collections.

View all data providers

Browse all current data providers.

View all data resources

Browse all current data resources.

View all data hubs

Browse all current data hubs.

View all licences

View all licences and add/changes available licences.

View reports

Browse summaries of Registry contents and usage.

Manage contacts

View and edit all known contacts for collections and institutions.

Manage provider codes

View and edit all known collection and institution codes.

Manage provider maps

View and edit the allocation of collection and institution codes to collections.

Export all data as JSON

All tables exported verbatim as JSON.

View audit events

All audit events

Add or update external resources

The resources from an external data source are scanned and can be updated and uploaded

Upload GBIF file

Uploads a GBIF download as a data resource. (Assumes that a single resource is in the file)

GBIF Healthcheck

GBIF healthcheck report detailing current sync status