From the Darwin Core Hour Team.
from Deb Paul @iDigBio
From Deb Paul, @idbdeb
This 4-day hands-on short course in March investigated current trends in collecting, and focused on best practices and skills development for supporting the collection and sharing of robust, fit-for-research-use data.
By: Deb Paul, Shari Ellis, Andréa Matsunaga, Blaine Marchant
UPDATE 7 January Recording of Pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up
UPDATE 1 January 2015: Workshop is full in both Ottawa and Gainesville.
UPDATE 8 December 2014: Be sure to come to the pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up January 7th, 2015 from NOON to 2 PM EST.
by Deb Paul @idbdeb, Kevin Love, and Matt Collins
While 27 students were lucky enough to get into this first-ever two-day Data Carpentry course, over 62 people were on the wait list! (And this doesn't include those who decided not to add themselves to that wait list). Why were they so eager to enroll?
What: Biodiversity Informatics Workshop - a Data Carpentry Bootcamp.
Host: National Evolutionary Synthesis Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Where: Durham, North Carolina
When: Thursday and Friday, May 8 - 9, 2014
Further information, instructors, and registration are available at the course website: http://nescent.github.io/2014-05-08-datacarpentry/
As part of an NSF-funded Thematic Collections Network award, in mid-May the American Museum of Natural History will be offering a 2-week course dealing with the fundamentals of specimen databasing and how the tools used in this process can facilitate research in biology.
The 2013 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference is October 27 - November 1, 2013 at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy. The conference theme is "Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science."
All of us at iDigBio are excited to announce the publication of Five Task Clusters that Enable Efficient and Effective Digitization of Biodiversity Collections in a ZooKeys 209:19-45 (2012) Special Issue No specimen left behind: mass digitization of natural history collections. We look forward to your comments...