We would like to invite attendees of the OBFS annual meeting to join us in our concurrent session, Digitizing and mobilizing research station collections data, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Friday (21st), Classroom 110, Wright Hall. The amount of digital specimen data available to field stations has grown exponentially, and the number of digitized specimens collected in a field station's geographic region but held in museum and academic collections elsewhere, often at great distances from the station, are providing a wealth of easily accessible information and opportunities for discovery.
During our session, we will offer an introduction to the status and availability of digital data and the national digitization effort, followed by a hands-on demonstration of how to search for and potentially use these data in field station research and activities. Bring your laptop! You will be able to search data related to your own station as part of the demonstration.
Check out the wiki page for additional details, resources, and information.