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 open about 7 weeks prior to course. 

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

Start Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Friday, August 23, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Friday, August 23, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Location: 
Online
Recording policy: 
This event will be recorded.