Digitization Workflows

Sun, 2012-06-10 23:45 -- gnelson

 

Digitization Workflows

Efficient and effective workflows are at the heart of successful biological and paleontological collections digitization. Much work has been done with developing workflows and protocols at the museum and collections level, but few of these workflows have been documented or made available to the larger collections community. iDigBio, through its Documentation pages, is establishing an online repository for sharing existing customized workflows from as many collection types and institutions as possible, an idea that stems largely from the Developing Robust Object-to-Image-to-Data (DROID) workshop held May 30-31, 2012. We have assembled an initial set of workflows, including selected examples from the DROID workshop, as well as those developed by iDigBio staff. Here we offer the beginnings of the repository and encourage those in the community to both discuss the workflows via the forum links, and to contribute to this resource by adding new workflows and updating existing workflows. If you would like to submit a workflow for inclusion on this page, please contact iDigBio for instructions. We are also assembling detailed modules of tasks to be performed at each stage of the workflow, accessible on our Workflow Modules and Tasks page.

Workflow Contributor Workflow Documentation Link to Public Comments (Forums)
Domininant Digitization Workflows iDigBio Dominant Digitization Workflows Documentation Domininant Digitization Workflows Forum
Field Notes-to-Data-to-Image iDigBio Field Notes-to-Data-to-Image Documentation Field Notes-to-Data-to-Image Forum
Specimen-to-Data-to-Exemplar Image iDigBio Specimen-to-Data-to-Exemplar Image Documentation Specimen-to-Data-to-Exemplar Image Forum
Object-to-Image-to-Data (1) iDigBio Object-to-Image-to-Data (1) Documentation Object-to-Image-to-Data (1) Forum
Object-to-Image-to-Data (2) iDigBio Object-to-Image-to-Data (2) Documentation Object-to-Image-to-Data (2) Forum
University of Vermont Herbarium Dorothy Allard University of Vermont Herbarium Documentation University of Vermont Herbarium Forum
Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network Paul Heinrich Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network Documentation Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network Forum
Lichens, Bryophytes and Climate Change Ed Gilbert Lichens, Bryophytes and Climate Change Documentation Lichens, Bryophytes and Climate Change Forum
Botanical Research Institute of Texas Jason Best BRIT Documentation BRIT Forum
University of Colorado MNH, Invert Paleontology Talia Karim University of Colorado MNH, Invert Paleontology Documentation University of Colorado MNH, Invert Paleontology Forum
Texas Natural Science Center Louis Zachos Texas Natural Science Center Documentation Texas Natural Science Center Forum
New York Botanical Gardens Melissa Tulig New York Botanical Gardens Documentation New York Botanical Gardens Forum
SALIX Les Landrum SALIX Documentation SALIX Forum  
Global Plants Initiative
U. of Vermont
Audrey Clark GPI Pre-digitization Curation Workflow