Press Releases

Published: 01-13-2018
The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. This residency allows fellows to conduct research under the guidance of a museum scientist in one of the AMNH’s science divisions, i.e. Invertebrate Zoology,...
Published: 01-10-2018
The UF Carpentries Club, Informatics Institute, Biodiversity Institute, and Marston Science Library are combining to offer a two day Software Carpentry Workshop, Monday-Tuesday, January 22-23, 2018, to help the UF community get started learning R and common software development tools such as the Unix shell, SQL, and Git. Need to learn some programming for a class? Have data you’re...
Published: 01-10-2018
The Global Genome Biodiversity Network is seeking feedback on the ease of use of the GGBN Data Portal. Please respond by January 23. surveymonkey.com/r/8DTBT65  
Published: 12-19-2017
Job Summary: The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History invites applications for a Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager position. We seek an individual with interests in fossil vertebrates and trace fossils to guide the day-to-day management of the physical collections and associated resources including archives and paper records as well as databases. Our museum is a world-class...
Published: 12-13-2017
Position Summary Indiana University invites applications for a combined Paleontology Collections Manager and Digital Projects Coordinator position. We seek an individual with primary interests in invertebrate paleontology and collections digitization who will help us maintain our momentum in transforming paleontology at IU and advancing digital initiatives in all of our natural history...
Published: 10-11-2017
  CU Boulder researchers and collaborating institutions have been awarded $2.9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a comprehensive digital archive of more than 1.7 million plant specimens native to the southern Rocky Mountain region. CU Boulder will serve as the lead institution of an interdisciplinary consortium composed of 38 collaborating partners, which...
Published: 08-25-2017
CT scans reveal details of internal anatomy without damaging specimens. Florida Museum of Natural History figure by Ed Stanley A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will launch a new initiative to “teleport” specimens from museum shelves to the internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available to researchers, educators, students...
Published: 03-14-2017
Reposting Controlled values (again): The connection between The Darwin Core Hour and the TDWG Standards Documentation Specification by Steven Baskauf. Intro by Deborah Paul, iDigBio The iDigBio Data Management Interest Group (DMIG) collaboratively created and continues to develop the Darwin Core Hour monthly webinar series. We’re very pleased to re-post this blog by Steven Baskauf about...
Published: 03-07-2017
As part of the new Cretaceous World TCN, Jonathan Hendricks at the Paleontological Research Institution has recently released the first chapter in the larger Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life (DEAL) project. The goal of DEAL is to produce a free online digital encyclopedia providing information on a host of topics relevant to paleontologists, biologists, interested amateurs, and the...
Published: 08-24-2016
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016, America invites the world to discover the meaning of national parks to their lives and inspires people to both experience and become devoted to these special places. On August 25, 2006 - the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service - Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, launched the National Park...

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