We concluded the last two months of 2022 with some hotly-requested features from the community. Now you can create tags for your records, manage your members’ permissions, and start creating more powerful maps with filters.
Read more about how these can help you manage your collection below.
Many of you requested the ability to add and edit tags to your records. This launched in November and it is now possible to add tags on the accession or the plant material record. Tags are a versatile way of grouping records and workflows, so they can be customised to suit your garden's needs.
You can also narrow your search based on particular tags, using the filters in the list view. To manage all your site's tags, head to the Settings page of your collection site.
You can now specify "Read-Only", "Editor" and "Admin" permission levels for individuals. As an "Admin", you can invite new members and manage other members' roles within the organisation. As an "Editor", you can create, edit, and delete records, but managing organisational members is not permitted. As a "Read-Only" member, you can only view, search, and filter records (editing records is not permitted).
Just head to the Members page of your organisation in Settings to make those changes, which can also be applied when you are inviting new members to your organisation.
Filter your map markers based on plant material Location, Status, Material Group, Tag Number, Notes, and even Tags. By filtering the visibility of markers, you can probe your collection in a very visual and interactive way. Combine these filters with the search box for an even more powerful mapping experience!
After receiving feedback on the ability to add new plant materials, we have made it easier to do that through the side menu. Look out for the + New Material option, where you can now add plant materials to existing accessions. Find the relevant Accession Number where prompted, and Hortis will automatically assign the next available plant material qualifier to the new material.
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October has been a busy month for the team and we released several noteworthy updates – from data tables, donor/supplier autocomplete, and identification fields – each of which is designed to help you be more productive and accurate in your record keeping.
Do you struggle to keep pace with changing plant names and the challenges of plant taxonomy? Don't miss our upcoming webinar, where we’ll discuss how to stay current with plant names and how shared taxonomy might impact your daily record-keeping workflows.
As the seasons shift, our commitment to enhancing your experience in Hortis remains unchanged. In September, we introduced two big features, shared higher ranking taxonomy and interpretation fields, that have a huge impact on the community. Read more about these below.