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Published: 02-26-2013
On Monday, February 25th, iDigBio PI's and project staff met with Walter Jetz,Ph.D. from the Map of Life project. Dr. Jetz shared with us how the The Map of Life assembles and integrates different sources of data describing species distributions worldwide. These data include expert species range maps, species occurrence points, ecoregions, and protected areas from providers like IUCN, WWF,...
Published: 02-26-2013
  On February 25, 2013 iDigBio launched a new design for http://iDigBio.org and a new set of features for our specimen portal at http://portal.iDigBio.org.     Meet our Graphic Designer Jeremy Spinks is a graphic designer practicing mainly in the online arena. Jeremy works at the Institute for Digital Information & Scientific Communication, at Florida State...
Published: 02-24-2013
  Update from the iDigBio Augmenting OCR working group (aOCR wg), from Deb and the aOCR wg. Over the past 16 weeks, the aOCR wg has successfully orchestrated multiple initiatives intended to address some key issues on the working group's Wish List. These include Education and Outreach (broadly) as well as plans to establish a baseline of “what’s possible” with...
Published: 02-21-2013
iDigBio Blitz at iConference 2013 February 12-15th, Forth Worth, Texas   The iDigBio Augmenting Optical Recognition Working Group (AOCR wg) is headed to iConference 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.  What is iConference? iConference is a yearly conference for the iSchools (Information Science Schools) community. iSchools.org states that,    "These...
Published: 02-21-2013
iDigBio is pleased to announce our 2012 Visiting Scholar, Dr. Anna K. Monfils. Dr. Monfils is an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University (CMU) and the Director of the Central Michigan University Herbarium (CMC). In her position at the CMC, Dr. Monfils trains students and develops educational tools relating to herbaria. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to science education:...
Published: 02-21-2013
  iDigBio Augmenting OCR Hackathon February 13-14, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas  Be a part of helping to get "dark data" out of millions of museum cabinets and into online databases! UPDATE! See Hackathon Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/aocrhackathonwiki and Participate Remotely! UPDATE! See iConference2013 iDigBio AOCR Wiki February 12 - 15, 2013 Integrated Digitized...
Published: 02-21-2013
Summary The second annual iDigBio Summit was held on October 23-24, 2012, in Gainesville, Florida, and was completed with great success!  The Summit promoted clarification of objectives, communication of progress towards achieving objectives, identification and discussion of challenges and opportunities, and collaboration among stakeholders. Summit Day 1 focused on presentations from...
Published: 12-04-2012
  Please join all of us at iDigBio in congratulating our 2013 Visiting Scholars Program recipient, Dr. Corey Toler-Franklin. Dr. Toler-Franklin is a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at UC Davis. She is also a researcher at the CITRIS Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley. Dr. Toler-Franklin earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from...
Published: 11-28-2012
  iDigBio has developed a poster that provides a simple and visual representation of iDigBio‘s mission. We would love for you to put one up in your institution in order to promote interest in iDigBio and digitization. If you would like one or more shipped to you domestically (no international), please send a request via this webform. You may also download a copy to print locally (65...
Published: 11-21-2012
  iDigBio Augmenting OCR Hackathon February 13-14, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas  Be a part of helping to get "dark data" out of millions of museum cabinets and into online databases! Integrated Digitized Biocollections, iDigBio, along with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), are hosting their 1st Hackathon, to be held February 13-14, 2013, at the Botanical...

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