Symposium (scheduled for June 25, 2014) at the SPNHC 2014 Annual Conference in Cardiff, Wales.
In the past few years, there has been much interest in archival collections from natural history museums, herbaria, botanic gardens, and university collections. Through the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collection Program, much attention has been drawn to these invaluable resources for historical and scientific research and education. In many instances, this documentation holds the clues to the legacy of our institutions, the history of our scientific disciplines, and records of biodiversity and global change. In March 2014, an iDigBio workshop was held at Yale University to promote best practices for capturing these histories and disseminating these stories.