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Digitization

MOBILISE First Training School on Digitization and Data Management of Collections!

The European MOBILISE COST Action sets out "to foster a cooperative network in Europe to support excellent research activities, and facilitate knowledge and technology transfer around natural science collections." As part of their efforts to prepare for the funding and implementation of DiSSCo, they are setting up their first First Training School on Digitization and Data Management of Collections!

iDigBio at SPNHC 2019: Making the Case for Natural History Collections

The SPNHC 2019 theme: Making the Case for Natural History Collections offers everyone a chance to share the value of collections for society and science. iDigBio staff look forward to contributing to this story and visiting the Field Museum who are hosting this year's SPNHC meeting.

Some of the events iDigBio is organizing or participating in include:

iDigBio in The Digital Future of Entomology - Symposium and Panel at Eastern EntSoc 2019

Digitization of collections provides opportunities to enhance the use of the collections and collections data, discover holdings previously unknown, and influence future standards of practice in the collection and research communities. In this symposium and panel session titled: The Digital Future of Entomology, speakers and panelists seek to share lessons learned, and current trends from digitizing insect collections.

Sharing Strategies for Mobilizing Collections in South America - iDigBio at the XXXII Brazilian Congress of Zoology (CBZ)

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

UK SWANS Practical Digitization Workshop

Participants at this event are staff caring for small and regional collections, essentially, non-national museum curators. This workshop will key in on ideas, models, and training for incorporating digitization at this level. The goals are to focus on practical recommendations that require very little in the way of additional budget or expertise where possible. Practical training may be offered in one or two key areas, for example, georeferencing, data standards, and review of recommendations based on the Five Task Clusters paper (Nelson, et al 2012).

ICEDIG: Innovation and consolidation for large scale digitization of natural heritage

Imagine an ADBC-type program for the EU and related countries with their very own version of Thematic Collection Networks and an iDigBio-like hub. This very idea is coming soon with the monicker: DiSSCo -- Distributed System of Scientific Collections. How will it be structured? What human resources will be needed? What about the cyberinfrastructure? What experiences and lessons learned can iDigBio share to benefit DiSSCo?

SPNHC 2018 and TDWG 2018 First Joint Meeting

In a first for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), these two organizations agreed to hold their 2018 conferences jointly. The 2018 meeting is in Dunedin, New Zealand from August 25-September 2, 2018.

SPNHC+TDWG2018 Theme: Collections & Data in an Unstable World

GSA2016: Fossil Specimens 0’s and 1’s - Databases, Standards, & Mobilization

This session at GSA 2016 will focus on paleontology/geo databases, data standards related to paleontology, and mobilization of research-quality paleontology data to iDigBio and other aggregators. These topics have sparked considerable interest amongst the iDigBio Paleontology Digitization Working Group and are a natural extension of existing digitization programs.

SPNHC 2016 One Collection: pathways to integration

Berlin, the Museum for Naturkunde, and Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum proved to be an engaging setting for SPNHC 2016. Conference attendees packed the conference rooms and exhibit hall of the andel’s Hotel in Friedrichshain.

From iDigBio - About the Cisco Pit Stop: Digitising the Natural History Museum’s collections

For optimum results, digitization of collections needs to go faster, right? Of course, this includes addressing data quality and completeness.

SPNHC 2016 Symposium: An International Conversation on Mobilizing Natural History Collections (NHC) Data and Integrating Data for Research

UPDATE: Good News! Several symposia at SPNHC 2016 will be broadcast live - so you can listen in from all over the world. Stay tuned for details, watch twitter, facebook, and these iDigBio pages.

UPDATE. We had over 27 abstracts submitted for a symposium with 9 slots. So, we added an additional symposium titled: Digitizing and Imaging Collections: New Methods, Ideas, and Uses.

SPNHC 2016 Conference: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

UPDATE: Good News! Several symposia at SPNHC 2016 will be broadcast live - so you can listen in from all over the world. Stay tuned for details, watch twitter, facebook, and these iDigBio pages.

From the SPNHC 2016 Berlin web site: http://www.spnhc2016.berlin/index.html

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