SPNHC 2016 Symposium: Digitizing and Imaging Collections: New Methods, Ideas, and Uses

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Symposium Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm Berlin time (CEST), but: 2:30AM - 11:00AM Florida time (EDT)! So aren't you glad we're recording?! Symposium date: Thursday 23 June 2016.

For our SPNHC 2016 An International Conversation on Mobilizing Natural History Collections Data and Integrating Data for Research we had over 27 abstracts submitted for this 9 slot symposium. So, we added an additional symposium titled: Digitizing and Imaging Collections: New Methods, Ideas, and Uses. In this symposium, we've organized the talks starting with some collections software and data management to connect online resources. Next, it's all about images -- different techniques, and what you might do with the output -- from slides to photogrammetry -- to using the images with tools like Inselect, and using text search of OCR output from these images to maximize a digitization workflow. We then look at new ideas for digitization and a discussion of some of the challenges. The symposium focus then shifts to highlight some use cases for biocollections data while keeping in mind small collections, crowd-sourcing versus in-house digitization, and data quality.

Here's a quick author-title list for this symposium.

This symposium is on Thursday 23 June 2016. Details shortly. Click for entire SPNHC 2016 schedule.

  1. Dawn Roberts: Assessing the initial implementation of Arctos in interdisciplinary natural history collections
  2. Andrew Doran: Connecting Conservation and Collections: The On-line Resources of the University & Jepson Herbaria and the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
  3. Vladimir Blagoderov: "To slide or not to slide"—How do we scan the Natural History Museum's slide collections?
  4. Nelson Rios: COPIS: Prototyping a Computer Operated Photogrammetric Imaging System
  5. Natalie Dale-Skey : Streamlining specimens digitisation through the use of Inselect - a curator's perspective
  6. Robyn Drinkwater : Using OCR for QC in the digitisation workflow of RBGE herbarium
  7. (not attending) Brittney Oleniacz: A Novel Approach to Digitization Efficiency in Invertebrate Paleontology Collections
  8. Kamal Khidas: Building next-generation collections: Challenges in digitizing already digitized collections
  9. Jennifer Thomas : Bringing dark data to light – how do we keep the lights on?
  10. Henry L. Bart Jr.: Enhancing FishNet2 to Increase Access of Developing Country Scientists to Fish Specimens Records in Developed Country Museums
  11. Kate Andrew: Releasing the potential of a significant regional geology collection through digitisation and working with partners that include an experimental game
  12. Douglas G. D. Russell: Digital transcription improves access to egg collections and mobilizes phenological data
  13. Yvette Harvey: Recreating a long-lost herbarium
  14. Richard K. Rabeler: Using specimen portals for floristics research
  15. Patricia Nutter & Erin Bilyeu: Digitization in the office of the registrar: Saving our documents for the future
  16. Travis D. Marsico & Kari M. Harris: Frank discussion of small herbarium digitization options for the lost, confused, weary, under-budgeted, and over-stimulated
  17. Josefina Barreiro, Celia M. Santos-Mazorra, Marisol Alonso & Marian Ramos: Preliminary analysis of effectiveness and accuracy of crowdsourcing vs in-situ digitisation methods
  18. Cindy Opitz & Trina E. Roberts: Historic collections going global: Digitization at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
  19. Sylke Frahnert: Improving the collecting data of historical museum specimens
Start Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:30am to 11:00am EDT
andel´s Hotel Berlin Landsberger Allee 106 D-10369 Berlin, Germany
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