The IRBV has launched the beta version of the Canadensys explorer. This new tool makes it possible to search, filter, visualize and download all specimen records published through the Canadensys network. Canadensys is a pan-Canadian information network, operated by the Université de Montréal’s Biodiversity Centre, which provides access to the information contained in biological collections. Access the Canadensys explorer: http://www.canadensys.net/.
The explorer currently aggregates nine published collections, comprising over half a million specimen records, with many more to be included in the near future. All individual datasets are available on the Canadensys repository and via the portal of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).