Introduction to Biodiversity Specimen Digitization

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The aim of this free, online Digitization Academy course is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to (1) identify and describe relevant facets of information or potential information related to biodiversity specimens, (2) identify and describe common digitization protocols and best practices related to transcription, imaging, and georeferencing, (3) identify downstream uses that are relevant to digitization decision-making, (4) recognize basic principles of data management including the importance of identifiers, (5) identify collections management system (CMS) options and the major differences among them, and (6) outline a digitization project, including quality control and a data management plan that includes data sharing. The course includes a conversation with representatives from some of the major CMS projects. 

This course is offered through iDigBio's Digitization Academy.

The course will be delivered in English.  

Applications will be accepted until 9a ET on July 3. Apply here.

Direct any questions about the opportunity to Kalina Jakymec (kjakymec@fsu.edu).

Start Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 01, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 01, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Location: 
Online.
Recording policy: 
This event will be recorded.