Welcome to Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation. Through ADBC, data and images for millions of biological specimens are being made available in electronic format for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public.
Body: The oldest specimen in the MyCoPortal is housed at Purdue and was collected in 1769 in Tierra Del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. It was collected by the Englishman Sir Joseph Banks and Dr.
Adania Flemming is a Masters student and research assistant with iDigBio. Her research interests involve using biological collections to help answer ecological hypotheses. She is passionate about education and is involved with Education and Outreach activities for iDigBio including citizen science efforts such as the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event and tabling with iDigBio at other outreach efforts (She’s a scientist, and Earth Day, etc.). She is also a member of the Education and Outreach Working Group. Adania is part of the group working to create a best practices white paper which can be shared with the greater collections community, and will attend Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference 2017 as a panel discussion moderator to get more input for this paper.
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