Press Releases

Published: 09-28-2015
  The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life  just released a free app for iPhones and iPads. The app is an electronic field guide that has an interactive digital atlas for the paleontology time periods: Neogene, Pennsylvanian, and Ordovician. The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life Electronic Field Guide App is part of the project "Digitizing Fossils to Enable New Syntheses in...
Published: 09-15-2015
  Understanding species distributions and having access to digital biodiversity information internationally is essential for scientists to have a comprehensive understanding of biodiversity.  An international team, including the University of Florida’s Robert Guralnick, Associate Curator of Biodiversity Informatics at the Florida Museum of Natural History, is bringing us closer...
Published: 09-11-2015
  Purple loosestrife. Image courtesy: U-M Herbarium. The University of Michigan recently published their fourth installment in a series of articles highlighting the University of Michigan Herbarium's digitization efforts and participation in ADBC. the University of Michigan Herbarium is collaborating with more than 20 other entities across seven states and Canada, to document...
Published: 09-11-2015
  The American Museum of Natural History, Florida State University, George Mason University, STEPPE – Geological Society of America, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the Yale Peabody Museum have joined to establish Enhancing Paleontological and Neontological Data Discovery (ePANDDA), a new application programming interface (API). ePANDDA will connect The Paleobiology...
Published: 09-11-2015
  Long stalks of Thysanophora penicillioides, a microfungus that grows on fallen hemlock needles.  Photo courtesy of: Kathie T. Hodge The Microfungi Collections Consortium TCN is continuing to receive support in its quest to digitize microscopic fungi collections.  NSF has granted $2.6 million to the project, a collaborative effort involving 38 institutions in 31 states....
Published: 09-11-2015
Bringing ‘dark data’ into the light: Best practices for digitizing herbarium collections New workflow modules will facilitate imaging and data transcription for thousands of plant specimens Imagine the scientific discoveries that would result from a searchable online database containing millions of plant, algae, and fungi specimen records. Thanks to a new set of workflow...
Published: 08-25-2015
  Samantha Winder, project coordinator, shows an algal specimen. Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan Herbarium. A third article was recently published by the University of Michigan in their series on the University of Michigan Herbarium's digitization efforts. This installment focused on the herbarium’s participation in the TCN the Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium:...
Published: 08-21-2015
  Alex Kuhn (of the University of Illinois) instructs Patty Kaishian (of Syracuse University) on how to enter label data from microfungi specimens. Their work is part of the Microfungi Collections Consortium, funded through the ADBC program. Credit: Andrew N. Miller, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois   NSF has announced the fifth round of awards through the...
Published: 08-11-2015
  "The localities and dates of collection associated with these vouchered specimens provide the only large-scale, verifiable data available on native distributions of organisms and how those distributions have changed over time." iDigBio PIs Lawrence M. Page, Bruce J. MAcFadden, Jose A, Fortes, Pamela S. Soltis, and Greg Riccardi coauthored a recently published article...
Published: 08-06-2015
Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program June 29, 2015     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMLS Press Contact 202-653-4799 Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program IMLS Seeks a Cooperator for National Program Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (...

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