Press Releases

Published: 05-11-2018
from The Carpentries comes the first ever CarpentryCon(ference) 2018. CarpentryCon 2018 is the key community-building and networking event in The Carpentries' annual calendar of activities. This event will bring together newer and more experienced community members to share knowledge, to network, to develop new skills, and to develop strategies for building strong local communities. The...
Published: 04-02-2018
Contributed by Ana Dal Molin, INCT-Hympar/CAPES postdoctoral fellow at Laboratório de Biodiversidade de Insetos, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. All images from Ana Dal Molin iDigBio was present, even if remotely, at the first Meeting for the Integration of Zoological Collections (Encontro para Integração das Coleções Zoológicas) at...
Published: 03-30-2018
  The digitization of natural history collections is time-consuming and expensive, but it opens up new possibilities for science: By merging collection data into global databases and with free access for everyone, researchers can gain new insights. by Michael Greeff, Regina Wanger https://www.explora.ethz.ch/en/s/digitalisieren-teilen-vernetzen/ DOI https://doi.org/10.22010/ethz-exp-0007-...
Published: 03-29-2018
by Deborah Paul (iDigBio) and Isla Gladstone (Senior Curator of Natural Sciences, Bristol Culture) The heroes. Our natural sciences collections, collections staff, the planet and all the players worldwide (thanks Shakespeare). Some of the heroes’ dilemmas. Need for online access to collection specimen data for research, dwindling habitat, damaged planet resources, one-of-a-kind...
Published: 03-13-2018
from Deb Paul at iDigBio The short version. It is an exciting time to watch as Europe gets ready to launch an interconnected cloud of scientific collections across the continent and beyond. If funded (we will know in June 2018), the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo) plans to build a European scientific research infrastructure to support collections, researcher access to data...
Published: 03-01-2018
iDigBio is hiring a systems programmer at the ACIS lab in the Electrical Engineering department! Come join our 4 person team working on our data infrastructure and build out new systems around data quality, taxonomy, annotations, 3-D media, and linked open data. This is a grant-funded position.​ Applications *MUST* be submitted through the University of Florida jobs website: http://explore....
Published: 02-27-2018
The Berkeley Natural History Museums, the Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology, and iDigBio are pleased to announce the second annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, to be held in Berkeley, CA, 4-6 June 2018.   The rapid mobilization of digitized biodiversity data, led largely in the United States by the National Science Foundation’s Advancing...
Published: 02-24-2018
iDigBio has partnered with the Biodiversity Collections Network in its annual survey of the collections and digitization communities. Community input helps both organizations better serve and advocate for collections and digitization. Please complete the survey at  https://tinyurl.com/iDigBioBCon2018Survey
Published: 02-24-2018
  The Society of Herbarium Curators and iDigBio are pleased to announce a 7-week "Strategic Planning for Herbaria” 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...
Published: 02-16-2018
ELC, ePANDDA, EarthRates Demo Derby May 15-17, 2018 Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison   Deadline for applications: Monday March 12th   Are you a paleogeoscientist, macro-scale biologist, data scientist, programmer, or educator interested in learning how to access and harness large paleobiodiversity databases for your research, teaching, and public...

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