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Update on Initiatives and Progress in Digitization of Natural History Collections

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Full-Day Symposium (Thursday June 26, 2014) at the SPNHC 2014 Annual Conference in Cardiff, Wales.

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UPDATE: Symposium is now a full day and talks to be recorded.
UPDATE: See Symposium Wiki for details, agenda, schedule, talk details and abstracts.

All across the globe, many Natural History Collections (NHC) are digitizing their holdings, seeking funding to digitize, or trying to figure out how they can get started. Logically, with the development of these digital resources, researchers, providers, and users are interested in any specimen data gaps noticed and specimen data use and re-use cases. No matter where you are on this continuum at your institution, keeping up-to-date on what is going on and what is possible is no easy task. In this session, our aim is to provide a broad and deep coverage of current worldwide NHC digitization efforts. Keywords from our talks give you an idea of topics covered:

Those contributing to this symposium submitted a presentation abstract. Talks are anticipated to be 15-20 minutes long, including 5 minutes for questions. We are aiming for an international dialog centered on current topics in digitzation, including managing and sustaining digital collections, and collaborating across local, state and international borders.

Abstract deadline was May 5th! For more information please contact the conveners of this symposium: Deborah Paul dpaul@fsu.edu (on Twitter @idbdeb), Elspeth Haston e.haston@rbge.ac.uk, Elizabeth Ellwood eellwood@bio.fsu.edu

Further details on this session can be downloaded from http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/media/31182/UpdateDigitisationNHCSPNHC2014Symposium.docx

Start Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Cardiff Millennium Centre (Cardiff, Wales, UK)