The Vaejovid Database is currently under development. When completed, it will hold an array of records for all described species of the family Vaejovidae. This includes specimen data, locality information, taxon information and images. The framework for the database was developed by the Plant Bug Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (PBI) team, and was funded through the Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories Program of the United States National Science Foundation. We are indebted to the participants of that project, and especially to Randall "Toby" Schuh for modifying the database framework to accommodate our scorpion data, and for allowing us to utilize it on our website and in our research.
The Vaejovid Database is designed to allow for data entry and retrieval through a web-browser interface. The database is accessible worldwide from the American Museum of Natural History server at: http://research-staging.amnh.org/pbi/locality/, allowing our research team to input and retrieve data from any location at which they have internet access. The database framework incorporates as part of its underlying structure the use of unique specimen identifiers, implemented through the use of labels bearing matrix codes. Codes can be read and entered through visual inspection or via the use of a scanner. The database allows for "batch loading" of unique specimen identifiers, a feature that expedites the entry of multiple specimen records for a single host for a given locality and collecting event.