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Published: 04-07-2014
This article was generated from a webinar presented as an addendum to the iDigBio Education & Outreach Workshop held in Gainesville, FL, January 15-17, 2014. Participants were interested in finding out more about applying for grants available through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Education and Outreach.   If you are targeting the National Science Foundation (NSF) for...
Published: 04-06-2014
Serendipity played an important role in initiating the recent Biological Collections Digitization in the Pacific workshop held 25-27 March in Honolulu. Thanks to a chance meeting of Shelley James of the Bishop Museum, Michael Thomas of University of Hawaii, Burke Burnett, Pacific Science Association, Nancy Lewis, East-West Center, and Gil Nelson of iDigBio at the Pacific Science Inter-Congress...
Published: 02-06-2014
Nearly 40 students turned out on a foggy Saturday, February 1 for iDigBio’s first Careers and Graduate Study in the Biological Sciences workshop, held at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Live Oak Center. Funded by an NSF workshop grant awarded to Florida State University, the event was designed to broaden the participation of minority and non-minority students in...
Published: 01-29-2014
The Education and Outreach Workshop, held in Gainesville, FL from January 15-17, 2014, brought together representatives from each TCN to broaden our knowledge of E&O opportunities, resources, and strategies. Education and outreach are critical components of iDigBio TCNs. These activities are as wide-ranging and diverse as the TCNs themselves, and have likewise engaged a variety of students....
Published: 01-06-2014
The CITSCribe Hackathon, co-organized by Zooniverse's Notes from Nature Project (www.notesfromnature.org) and iDigBio (www.idigbio.org), brought together over 30 programmers and researchers from the areas of biodiversity research and digital humanities for a week to further enable public participation in the transcription of biodiversity specimen labels.  There are approximately 1...
Published: 12-21-2013
Any doubt about the importance of small herbaria or the enthusiasm of their curators was certainly dispelled at the recent Mobilizing Small Herbaria workshop held at Florida State University the week of December 9th.  Co-sponsored by iDigBio, the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium at Florida State, the North American Network of Small Herbaria, and the Small Collections Network (SCNet), the event...
Published: 12-03-2013
by Deborah Paul, on Twitter @idbdeb Sustainability. Collaboration. Virtual Communities. Current themes (mandates?) for many of us participating in broad international initiatives to connect our digitization and scientific research efforts. Creating an international interoperable network for all of us requires data standards, the development of services that support data sharing/use and...
Published: 11-25-2013
  11/21/13 by Suzette King, iDigBio Communications Coordinator Summary The iDigBio Summit III was held in Tallahassee, Florida, at the Aloft Hotel, November 18-21, 2013. Sixty attendees from more than 31 institutions met and focused on shared goals, challenges and opportunities, and collaboration among stakeholders. They presented concepts in a variety of innovative and inspiring...
Published: 11-13-2013
November, 2013   The University of Florida, the Florida Museum and iDigBio hosted a visit from the attendees at the Science Writers Conference. Some 400 of the nation's top science writers were in town from November 1-5 for the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.   This...
Published: 11-13-2013
iDigBio, University of Central Florida, and the Florida Museum of Natural History are pleased to announce a workshop for undergraduate students focused on increasing participation of underrepresented populations in the biological sciences. The workshop will be held at the University of Central Florida, February 1, 2014 and is open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as...

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