Texas and Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH) Thematic Collections Network iDigBio Workshop

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This invited 1.5-day iDigBio sponsored workshop will bring together an array of scientists and others that are either part of the TORCH project or are generally interested in digitization and the project’s goals. Participants will include the TORCH TCN PIs; Institutional Coordinators and collections managers that serve as point-personnel for TORCH TCN digitization at their respective institutions; representatives from other TORCH TCN partners that will contribute their specimens to the project; partners representing Notes from Nature, software developers and data managers; interested students; and program coordinators of plant enthusiast and nature societies in the states of Oklahoma and Texas.
 
The goals of the workshop will be to 1) review all steps for imaging, including image box setup, methods, and workflows; 2) review transcription and georeferencing, including the creation of expeditions in Notes from Nature and working in the NfN environment; 3) overview data management and dissemination; 4) discuss outreach planning for a) partnering with plant enthusiast society partners, including a mock transcription blitz, b) addressing the student intern  program, and c) planning enrichment lectures; 5) discuss reporting functions; and 6) review and present progress on technical innovations designed to accelerate the data mobilization process.

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Start Date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, March 29, 2020 (All day)
Location: 
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
City: 
Fort Worth
State: 
Texas