Press Releases

Published: 01-06-2023
  Arizona State University is hiring a part-time biodiversity software engineer. Inquiries to nico.franz@asu.edu are welcome. Complete details are available here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=4691823_5494 The Arizona State University (ASU) School of Life Sciences and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC)...
Published: 10-26-2022
  The National Coordinating Center for Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (iDigBio), headquartered at the Florida Museum and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is managing and sustaining an integrated national infrastructure for digitization of biodiversity collections housed in U.S. institutions. iDigBio provides access to training, information, and data critical...
Published: 10-21-2022
  The National Coordinating Center for Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (iDigBio), centered at the Florida Museum and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is managing and sustaining an integrated national infrastructure for digitization of biodiversity collections housed in U.S. institutions. iDigBio provides access to training, information, and data critical to...
Published: 10-05-2022
  The National Coordinating Center for Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (iDigBio), headquartered at the Florida Museum and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is managing and sustaining an integrated national infrastructure for digitization of biodiversity collections housed in U.S. institutions. iDigBio provides access to training, information, and data critical...
Published: 08-29-2022
  Dear Colleagues, iDigBio is pleased to announce an 8-week "Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections” online course. Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your collection’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators. The “Strategic...
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: 07-13-2021
Digitizing specimens allows scientists, educators and others to find and use valuable biological information, making data previously stored only on printed specimen labels available to anyone with Internet access. Florida Museum Photo by Kristen Grace. The National Science Foundation has awarded iDigBio nearly $20 million to continue its mission of digitizing natural history collections...
Published: 05-26-2021
We are excited to introduce the first professional development opportunity offered by the iDigBio Digitization Academy: Introduction to Biodiversity Specimen Digitization. This free, online course is focused on introducing the creation of digital data about biodiversity specimens to those who are just beginning this activity.   The aims of the course are to empower participants with...
Published: 10-15-2020
  Dear Colleagues, iDigBio is pleased to announce a 7-week "Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections” online course. Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your collection’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators. All collection types (...
Published: 09-10-2020
Biological collections are a critical part of the nation’s science infrastructure and a fundamental resource for understanding the natural world. Without enhanced strategic leadership and investments in their infrastructure and growth many biological collections could be lost. This new report recommends approaches for biological collections to develop long-term financial sustainability,...

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