Entomological Society of America (ESA) 2012: Update from the iDigBio HUB

TitleEntomological Society of America (ESA) 2012: Update from the iDigBio HUB
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPaul, Deborah L., Riccardi Gregory, and Nelson Gil
KeywordsEntomological Society of America, ESA, HUB, iDigBio
AbstractiDigBio's Second Summit is October 23 - 24, 2012 in Gainesville, FL. At this event, iDigBio - Integrated Digitized Biocollections - and the Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs) will meet to discuss progress during the first year and goals for upcoming years. At ESA/ECN, I will present an update of activities at iDigBio and answer frequently asked questions about our structure, including "What is iDigBio? Where did we come from and what makes us unique? When is iDigBio going live with real data? Where is the data coming from? What does the data portal look like?" My talk will also provide information about the services/tools currently available through iDigBio and what is proposed for the future. Finally, I will summarize the efforts of our current working groups, which include Workflows, Authority Files, Standards, Augmenting Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Cyberinfrastructure and Public Participation in Science. Interested parties are encouraged to join an existing TCN with a PEN proposal, propose a new TCN, suggest a workshop or join an existing working group.