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Published: 12-15-2011
Digitizing Biological Collections: Global Issues and Decision Points   Imaging and databasing a biological collection seems like a straightforward task: procure the specimens, extract the data, take the image, and serve the image and data on the internet. However, in most cases there are numerous preliminary global issues and decision points to be resolved before actual imaging and...
Published: 11-22-2011
On any given evening, it is commonplace for the nightly news to refer to debt and spending amounts in the billions and trillions of dollars. The use of these massive numbers is so ubiquitous that many of us have become numb to the true magnitude of what one billion objects represent. Consider this: to count from one to one billion, one number per second, without breaks or sleep, would take you...
Published: 09-15-2011
Program Solicitation NSF 11-567 The new solicitation is the successor to solicitation, NSF 10-603 and differs in the following ways: It provides multiple year deadlines for the ADBC program. It deletes the request for HUB proposals. The HUB institution was established at the University of Florida, and an initial set of TCN awards was made from the 2010 competition. Information about...

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