iDigBio’s Vertebrate Digitization Interest Group is pleased to offer a 4-part webinar series entitled The Value of Digitizing Vertebrate Collections, all to be held on Tuesdays in September, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. These will be the first four of several webinars leading up to a second iDigBio-sponsored vertebrate digitization workshop to be held spring 2016.
The purpose of this first series of four is to outline the value and importance of digitizing vertebrate collections, including herps, mammals, birds, and fishes, with an emphasis on imaging. The target audience includes vertebrate zoologists, curators, collections managers, and others interested in vertebrate digitization. As defined for these webinars, digitization includes the transcription of label data into electronic records, production of one or more 2D or 3D images per selected specimen, the potential enrichment of label data (e.g. appending georeferences and/or links to catalogs, journals, and other source materials), and making transcribed data and associated images available via the web.
This is the first webinar in the series:
Title: The Value of Digitizing Mammal Collections
Presenter: Cody Thompson, University of Michigan
Date & time: September 8, 2015, from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT.
Find more infromation about the webinar series on the Vertebrate Digitization Working Group Wiki.