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Published: 02-18-2016
Permanent, globally unique identifiers are increasingly critical for the efficient analysis, publishing, tracking and reuse of dig data, including biological, geological and ecological information.  Practical Hacking On Identifiers at BiOSphere2 (PHOIBOS2) took place at The University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, Oracle, Arizona, from Feb 17-19, 2016.  The Biosphere2 was an ideal...
Published: 02-15-2016
iDigBio is pleased to announce the upcoming Symposium "Data and digital images: progress, tools and scientific need for digitizing Pacific biological specimen collections" at the 23rd Pacific Science Congress: Science, Technology and Innovation, June 13-17, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. We invite presentations from students and professionals about the digitization of natural history...
Published: 02-12-2016
Are you a student attending the Island Biology 2016 International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, to be held on Terceira Island, Azores, from 18-22 July 2016? Do you have a research project which involves the digitization of vouchered natural history collections data from island communities, or utilizes published natural history collections data to better understand...
Published: 02-08-2016
During its inaugural year, the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections Event, WeDigBio 2015, engaged thousands of citizen scientists from >50 countries in transcribing specimen labels over four days. Participants at onsite events at museums, universities, and science classrooms, as well as those distributed individually throughout the world, used online platforms at ...
Published: 01-13-2016
Contributed by: Charlotte Germain-Aubrey PDF version of the article Using distribution models are crucial for estimating levels of biodiversity at the landscape level. Museum specimens are a significant source of information for these models as they witness current but also past habitats. When coupling this information with historical climate information, museum data become a powerful tool to...
Published: 01-07-2016
iDigBio and the Small Collections Network (SCNet) are pleased to announce the upcoming Small Collections Symposium at SPNHC 2016, to be held in Berlin, June 20-25. The 2016 Small Collections Symposium is entitled: Blending the Educational Resources of Small and Large Collections for Training the Next Generation of Museum Professionals. We invite presentations from small and large...
Published: 01-06-2016
  Gehen Sie zu der SPNHC 2016 Konferenz? Are you going to the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collection's (SPNHC) 2016 Conference? It's in Berlin this year, from June 20 - 25, 2016. Folks from iDigBio (https://www.idigbio.org/), RBGE (http://www.rbge.org.uk/), and UO (https://uoregon.edu/) are convening a Symposium at SPNHC 2016. With this email, we'd like to...
Published: 12-16-2015
  Dear iDigBio Enthusiasts, Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) is halfway through its fifth year and has many exciting plans for 2016. As we move forward, we will continue to engage the collections community, facilitate digitization and mobilization of data, and enhance the specimen data search portal. iDigBio’s priorities are to work with additional collections to...
Published: 12-10-2015
  While world leaders were gathering in Paris for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), more than 40 enthusiastic scientific researchers from iDigBio, NSF-funded Thematic Collection Networks (TCNs), and collaborating institutions gathered at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis, MO for a two-day workshop (2-3 December 2015) entitled Using Biodiversity Specimen-...
Published: 11-30-2015
iDigBio’s third annual Retreat was held on November 20, 2015. For the second consecutive year, the Learning Center at the Austin Cary Forest Campus provided a beautiful backdrop to a productive day.  The Retreat provided an opportunity for the diverse staff at iDigBio to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and brainstorm about the future.  With staff spread...

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