The aim of this free, online Digitization Academy course is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully (1) identify and address the opportunities and additional complexity that public participation introduces to a digitization project at a biodiversity collection, including ethical and legal factors, (2) design a public participation in digitization project, including budgeting and risk management, (3) identify, evaluate, and use tools and online platforms in a public participation in digitization workflow, (4) identify and implement quality management strategies, (5) identify common participant motivations and strategies to recruit and engage participants in a project, including events, games, and online forums, (6) and perform evaluation of a public participation in digitization project.
This course is targeted at those already associated with a biodiversity collection, such as collections managers, curators, student technicians, administrators, or others. The course will be relevant to a diversity of collection types. Participants do not need prior knowledge of biodiversity informatics or specialized software.
This course is offered through iDigBio's Digitization Academy.
The course will be delivered in English.
Applications will open about 8 weeks prior to the course offering.