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It is sometimes necessary to move cataloged items from one collection or catalog number to another. When doing so, it is important to maintain a way of finding the specimen by it's original catalog number.
We recommend adding to the new cataloged item an explicit other_id_type, such as
- UAM: University of Alaska Museum
For example, if DGR Mamm 123 is recataloged as MSB Mamm 456, enter:
This will cause http://arctos.database.museum/guid/DGR:Mamm:123 to redirect to http://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Mamm:456, thereby maintaining any external links to DGR:Mamm:123 in Arctos (e.g., from GenBank).