Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 2013 Symposium (Afternoon Session)

Thu, 2013-06-27 14:52 -- kevinlove
TitleSociety for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 2013 Symposium (Afternoon Session)
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2013
AuthorsiDigBio
Conference NameSociety for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 2013
KeywordsSPNHC, SPNHC 2013
AbstractAs part of the SPNHC meeting, iDigBio and the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NCSA) hosted a symposium on digitization and dissemination of natural history data. This will be organized into two sessions on Thursday, June 20. This recording was taken during the afternoon session.
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As part of the SPNHC meeting, iDigBio and the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NCSA) will host a symposium on digitization and dissemination of natural history data. This will be organized into two sessions on Thursday, June 20: 
Organizers: 

Joanna McCaffrey, iDigBio Biodiversity Informatics Manager, Gainesville,
FL, email: jmccaffrey@flmnh.ufl.edu
Elizabeth Martín, Technical Information Specialist and Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL, email: elizabeth_martin@usgs.gov
Bruce MacFadden iDigBio PI, Gainesville, FL, email: bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu
Larry Page, iDigBio PI, Gainesville, FL, email: lpage@flmnh.ufl.edu
Pam Soltis, iDigBio PI, Gainesville, FL, email: psoltis@flmnh.ufl.edu 
 
Sponsors: NSCA / iDigBio 
Natural Sciences Collections Alliance (NSCA) / Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) / U.S. 

Venue: 2013 meeting: 28th annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 

Date: June 20, 2013

Location: Rapid City, South Dakota, South Dakota School of Mines and 
Technology

Symposium (Afternoon session): Diverse Uses for Natural History Collections

Afternoon session length:½ day
Description:

This session will provide examples of how natural history collections specimens and data are being used for research, natural resource management and education. One goal of the session, in addition to showcasing the use of natural history collections in diverse fields, is to introduce the collections community to the needs and recent progress towards understanding what the data needs, challenges, and perspectives of users of these data are. 

Session speakers will present their studies and activities within this context.

Following the presentations, we will invite speakers to a panel discussion on needs and challenges encountered by users when trying to find and use natural history collections specimens and data, as well as sharing of ideas for improving data delivery and use of natural history collections by new and existing users of these data.   
 
Speakers:    
1:00  PM Elizabeth Martín – U.S. Geological Survey / BISON (by video)
    Understanding the use and users of natural history collections data: Why this 
matters
1:20 PM Richard Primack – Boston University
    Creative ways to use botanical specimens in climate change research
1:40  PM Jennifer Dean - New York Natural Heritage Program
    Mining Natural History Collections for Invasive Species Data in New York
2:00 PM Greg Stull – Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
    Plant fossils and plastid genomes: Integrating molecular and morphological data sets for reconstructing phylogeny and biogeography in Icacinaceae ·      
2:20  PM Pat Holroyd – Museum of Paleontology , University of California – 
Berkeley
    Challenges to making paleontological data usable for a broader audience
2:40 PM Ixchel Faniel - OCLC Research
    Inside Zoological Collections: Perspectives of the Academic (Re)user

3:00 – 3:30 PM   BREAK
   
3:30 PM Michael Denslow  –  NEON
    Herbarium data in support of biodiversity research: opportunities and challenges
3:50 PM Hank Bart - Tulane University
    Increasing research use of biodiversity collections through ontology-based data integration across biodiversity databases
4:10  PM Barbara Thiers - New York Botanical Garden
    The Botanical Information and Ecology Network (BIEN): A research and collections collaboration to investigate the ecological impacts of global climate change on plant  biodiversity

4:30 - 5:00 PM  PANEL 
    
Pam Soltis, Moderator 

Symposium co-hosts

 

 
Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) is the national resource for digitized information about existing, vouchered natural history collections within the context established by the community strategic plan for the Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA) and is supported through funds from the NSF program Advancing Digitization of  Biodiversity Collections. As such, iDigBio serves as the administrative home for the national digitization effort; fosters partnerships and innovations; facilitates the determination and dissemination of digitization practices and workflows; establishes integration and interconnectivity among the data generated by collection digitization projects; and promotes the uses of biological/paleontological collections data by the scientific community and stakeholders including government agencies, educational institutions, NGOs, and other national and international entities to benefit science and society through enhanced research, educational, and outreach activities. iDigBio provides these services to all stakeholders with clarity, simplicity, transparency, intuitive methodology, and intuitive design.

 

 
The Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) is a nonprofit association that supports natural science collections, their human resources, the institutions that house them, and their research activities for the benefit of science and society.  Our institutional members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities, and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.