(Based on a guide initally developed by April Payne, Northern Michigan University)
Search for the specimen record you wish to edit and select the record from the search results.
Click the “Other IDs” tab from the list of options above the specimen information boxes.
You can assign a catalog number in the appropriate field of the resulting window.
- To identify breaks in assigned catalog numbers, click the “[find gaps]” link to the right of the catalog number field.
When finished, click “Save Changes”. The change will be saved and can be viewed when you run a new search for the specimen. If you try to refresh the page Arctos will give you an error message because the catalog number has changed.