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Published: 04-18-2022
Thirty participants gathered virtually for a workshop, Using wikidata to capture and share information about people in paleontology, on March 29-31, 2022. This workshop was a hands-on introduction to finding, editing, and using data in wikidata, using people associated with paleontology collections (e.g., collectors, researchers, collections staff) as subjects. Wikidata offers a centralized,...
Published: 04-12-2022
Since we are virtual again this year we created a way to digitize some of that organic mentoring magic that happens at every conference through the virtual Digital Data Mentorship Program. This program pairs biodiversity professionals as mentors with emerging professionals and students as mentees and helps them to arrange a time to speak informally about research,...
Published: 03-17-2022
  Three ways to introduce your biodiversity collections to the world during April’s WeDigBio event (Thursday–Sunday, April 7–10, 2022) and the broader Citizen Science Month!   Let us know your plans by Wednesday, March 23, so that your activities can appear on the calendar and we have enough time to get the WeDigBio stickers and tattoos to you for your...
Published: 03-15-2022
Draba verna flowering. Image taken from: https://awkwardbotany.com/2018/05/23/tiny-plants-draba-verna/ Every year around this time I think about Aldo Leopold’s ode to Draba, a tiny, inconspicuous plant that can serve as an early sign of spring in some areas for the extra observant.  Draba verna, also known as Spring whitlow-mustard, is native to Eurasia and introduced to...
Published: 03-15-2022
  Joshua Benjamin explains to participants what they are seeing when looking in the microscope at the Subalusky's Lab table during the Resource Fair.  The iDigTRIO Biology Career Conference recently took place at the University of Florida (UF) from February 21–March 3, 2022. The iDigTRIO conference is aimed at collegiate and pre-collegiate students associated with...
Published: 02-25-2022
Dear Colleagues, The Society of Herbarium Curators and iDigBio are pleased to announce an 8-week "Strategic Planning for Herbaria” online course.   Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your herbarium’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators...
Published: 01-26-2022
QUICK LINKS Registration Abstract Submission Themes Speakers New for 2022 Mentoring CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Sixth Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference The Field Museum in collaboration with iDigBio and the Natural Science Collections Alliance is pleased to announce the sixth...
Published: 01-25-2022
  Synopsis of Program: iDigBio is the national coordinating center for NSF’s 10-year Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program, which is guided by the vision to digitize and mobilize hundreds of millions of vouchered natural history museum specimens for research. These digitized data constitute a primary platform for “Big Data” research in...
Published: 01-21-2022
  Happy 2022 to all collections’ community colleagues. iDigBio is excited about the biodiversity community’s collective successes in 2021 and is looking forward to an adventurous upcoming year with many new activities on its workplan. Among our community’s most welcomed achievements from 2021 were the announcements of continued NSF support of collections...
Published: 11-12-2021
The same team that brought us the 2021 virtual summer SACNAS BioBlitz also organized a workshop entitled Engaging Communities in Science Research Using BioBlitzes during the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM virtual conference on October 28, 2021.   At the beginning of the workshop, Ph.D. student Adania Flemming introduced the concept of ...

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