Education & Outreach Workshop

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:28pm -- ellwood

The Education and Outreach Workshop, held in Gainesville, FL from January 15-17, 2014, brought together representatives from each TCN to broaden our knowledge of E&O opportunities, resources, and strategies. Education and outreach are critical components of iDigBio TCNs. These activities are as wide-ranging and diverse as the TCNs themselves, and have likewise engaged a variety of students.

Demo Webinar: Visualize Text Data Using OCR Output

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:24pm -- dpaul

What: Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output
Why: Reveal the unexpected, get Fast access to your data
When: Wednesday 10 AM EST 22 January 2014
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/augmentocrWho: All Are Welcome!

UPDATE Link to Webinar Report and Recording: DigBio Webinar: Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output

K-12 Resources

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:11pm -- kevinlove

Online Resources for K-12 Students and Educators from ADBC

Welcome to our page for aggregating educational resources for K-12 students and educators from the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program!

If you use any of these resources please consider filling out this brief questionnaire.

What are you looking for?

Science Writers Conference 2013 comes to Gainesville

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 3:23pm -- joanna

The University of Florida, the Florida Museum and iDigBio hosted a visit from the attendees at the Science Writers Conference. Some 400 of the nation's top science writers were in town from November 1-5 for the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.  

FLMNH curators and iDigBio PIs presented a seminar to the UF Biology Department

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 9:48am -- cgermain

Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) curators Larry Page, Pam Soltis, and Bruce MacFadden presented a seminar about iDigBio to the Biology Department last Tuesday, November 5, 2013. This seminar provided an opportunity for the department to learn what the iDigBio project is all about and what research and educational opportunities are available.

Unlocking the Fossil Cabinet: The Value of Collections in the 21st Century by Austin Hendy, Ph.D., Florida Museum of Natural History

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:39am -- cbester

Amateur naturalists, such as the fossil club participants pictured here (Friends of the Calvert Marine Museum) are potential downstream users of iDigBio.

SPNHC 2013 – DemoCamp: Demonstration of iDigBio’s Specimen Data Portal

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 2:05pm -- djennings

Demo Camp live demonstrations are a highlight of the annual SPNHC conferences. This year, iDigBio took this great opportunity to show the natural history collections community all we've accomplished in two years’ time. iDigBio Principal Investigator, Pam Soltis, stepped up to show off the iDigBio Data and Image Portal.

SPNHC 2013 - Special Feature: iDigBio all-day symposium sponsored by iDigBio and the Natural Science Collections Alliance

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 1:54pm -- djennings

From June 17-21, seven members of iDigBio (Gil NelsonPam SoltisJoanna McCaffreyLarry PageBruce MacFaddenKevin Love and Deborah Paul) participated in SPNHC 2013, which is the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (http://www.spnhc.org/), fondly referred to as “spinach.” 

Specify 6 Workshop

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:49am -- ojosephs

The Biodiversity Institute at University of Kansas, iDigBio, and the Specify Software team are pleased to co-sponsor a 5-day Specify 6 workshop to be held the week of August 12-16, 2013 in Lawrence, KS. This is a "progressive workshop," beginning with Specify 6 installation and basics and progressing through advanced topics. Each participant will attend up to 3 consecutive days, depending on need and experience with Specify. The success of this workshop may lead to similar workshops in the future.

iDigBio Summit III

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:46pm -- djennings

The third annual iDigBio Summit will be held on November 19-20, 2013, in Tallahassee, Florida.  The Summit is a meeting of representatives from all TCNs, iDigBio, and other activities related to the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program.  The Summit will focus on discussions of shared goals, challenges and opportunities, and collaboration among stakeholders.

iDigBio Pamphlet Available

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:59pm -- joanna

iDigBio has developed a pamphlet featuring brief descriptions about the aims of ADBC and iDigBio, with colorful, eye-catching digitization-related images. This material provides a simple and visual representation of iDigBio‘s mission, suitable for all audiences. We would love for you to distribute these within and beyond your institution in order to promote interest in iDigBio and digitization. If you would like one or more shipped to you domestically (no international), please send a request via this webform. You may also download a print-ready copy (22 MB PDF)

Second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop (TTT #2)

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 6:05pm -- dpaul

What: iDigBio's Second Train-the-Trainers  Georeferencing Workshop (TTT #2)

UPDATE: Participants Selected, GWG Second Train the Trainers Workshop Agenda finalization in progress.

NOTE: We will have AdobeConnect set up for REMOTE participation. Join us!

Save the Date Now and Join us remotely! See you August 12th - August 16th.

     Application submission deadline was Thursday May 9th, 2013.

     Application via Google Form: http://tinyurl.com/gwgttt2app

When:  August 12 – 16, 2013 [note August 11 / 17 are travel days]

Where: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Who: Interested members of current TCNs, PENs and others in the biodiversity natural history collections community.

iDigBio Announces the Second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop (TTT #2)

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 5:04pm -- dpaul

iDigBio Announces the Second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop (TTT #2)

UPDATE: Participants Selected, GWG Second Train the Trainers Workshop Agenda

NOTE: AdobeConnect set up for REMOTE participation. Join us!

Save the Date Now and Join us remotely! See you August 12th - August 16th.

Application submission deadline was Thursday May 9th, 2013.

iDigBio Fluid-preserved Invertebrate Imaging Workshop

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 8:58am -- cbester

iDigBio, the National Science Foundation’s national HUB for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC), in collaboration with the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology, is pleased to announce the fifth in a series of preparation-specific workshops focusing on biological collections digitization. This workshop focuses on imaging techniques for fluid-preserved invertebrates and microscopic slides. The target audience for this workshop includes collections managers, curators, and directors in U.S.

iDigBio Paleontology Digitization Workshop

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 8:49am -- cbester

iDigBio, in collaboration with Yale Peabody Museum, is pleased to announce the fourth  in a series of preparation-specific workshops focusing on organizing, launching, maintaining, and/or enhancing a collections digitization program. This new workshop will focus on digitizing paleontology collections, including invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. The target audiences for these workshops include collections managers, curators, curatorial assistants, and directors in U.S.

iDigBio 2012 Visiting Scholar: Organizing, Executing and Utilizing a Digitized Regional Herbarium

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:21pm -- djennings

 

UPDATE: A recording of this seminar is available here: https://www.idigbio.org/content/organizing-executing-and-utilizing-digitized-regional-herbarium

 

IDIGBIO 2012 VISITING SCHOLAR: ORGANIZING, EXECUTING AND UTILIZING A DIGITIZED REGIONAL HERBARIUM

Dr. Anna K. Monfils, Central Michigan University

Update from the iDigBio Augmenting OCR working group

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 10:34pm -- jaholliday

UPDATE II: More Details!!

Over the past 16 weeks, the aOCR wg has successfully orchestrated multiple initiatives intended to address some key issues on the working group's Wish List. Here, we briefly report on our recent Hackathon, held February 13-14, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas, and on our "BioBlitz" at the iSchools iConference 2013, which was held February 12-15 in Forth Worth. We also discuss planned papers and new interactions resulting from these events. 

iDigBio Summit II Report

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:30pm -- kevinlove

Summary

The second annual iDigBio Summit was held on October 23-24, 2012, in Gainesville, Florida, and was completed with great success!  The Summit promoted clarification of objectives, communication of progress towards achieving objectives, identification and discussion of challenges and opportunities, and collaboration among stakeholders.

iDigBio Augmenting OCR Working Group at iConference2013

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:30pm -- kevinlove

The AOCR Working Group (AOCR wg) is going to iConference2013 February 12 - 15. In 4 different sessions the AOCR wg has put together a workshop, a poster, a short paper, and an alternative event on Februray 15th  to report back to iConference folks on the 1st iDigBio - BRIT hackathon February 13-14 at BRIT.

1st Annual iDigBio Augumenting OCR Hackathon: Fort Worth, Texas, February 13-14

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:30pm -- kevinlove

 

iDigBio Augmenting OCR Hackathon

February 13-14, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas

 Be a part of helping to get "dark data" out of millions of museum cabinets and into online databases!

UPDATE! See Hackathon Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/aocrhackathonwiki and Participate Remotely!

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) 2013 Annual Conference

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:26am -- cbester

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."

UPDATE: TDWG "Virtual Communities" Conference individual abstracts for each presentation online now. And, see the overview of each Symposia and Workshop.

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