The iDigBio team plans regular Blog and Wiki contributions that provide useful resources to TCNs and others who are in the process of imaging and databasing biological collections. The newest contributions, available now, include a blog post outlining important global issues and decision points to be resolved prior to initiating an imaging project, and three new glossaries that provide definitions of tools, projects and organizations, and terms important to the digitization effort. The glossaries are posted on the iDigBio wiki and are editable by registered users. Our intent is for the biological collections community to enhance these glossaries by making regular additions and contributions.
Soon, we’ll post several annotated bibliographies with links to papers and presentations that outline common practices, workflows, equipment configurations, databasing strategies, label data extraction techniques, and other related issues and procedures. These annotated bibliographies will also be posted to the Wiki and open to community interaction and expansion.
We’ll announce here when new items are added by iDigBio. In the meantime, we encourage all users to interact and engage the community with emphasis on contributions, successes, experiences, and fresh (or even not so fresh!) ideas.