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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

Darwin Core Hour: The Problem of Time - Dealing with Paleontological and Zooarchaeological Specimens in Darwin Core

Title: The Problem of Time: Dealing with Paleontological and Zooarchaeological Specimens in Darwin Core

Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Time: 1 PM (DST), 12 CDT, 2 PM Buenos Aires, 6 PM London, 17:00 UTC

Where: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

Webinar: The OregonFlora Portal

Title: The OregonFlora Portal
Speaker: Linda Hardison
Date: Wednesday 4/25/2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time
Location: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

Linda Hardison will demonstrate the novel ways they are using the Symbiota platform to package information for gardeners, ecologists, restorationists, and policy makers about the plants of Oregon.  (The new portal display will be operational before the webinar).

Darwin Core Hour: Making DNA and tissue collections available by using the GGBN extensions with IPT

UPDATE: Recording here http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/pfvb99zx6nle/ packed with lots of information about sharing dna and sample data. You can take the post-webinar survey to share your insights: http://bit.ly/dwchourGGBN

Welcome to our first Darwin Core Hour of 2018! Making DNA and tissue collections available by using the GGBN extensions with IPT

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Time: 5 PM CET, 11 EST, 1 PM Buenos Aires

The Momentum for Integrating Collections and Ecological Research: Expanding Collections Stakeholders and Imagining Future Data Needs

by Deborah Paul, Libby Ellwood, Christina Alba, Larry Page
     with contributions from our speakers: Dave Tazik, Jennifer McGuire, Anna Monfils, Barry Sinervo, and Elizabeth Martin; and from some participants present at this symposium including (at least): Vince Smith, Mary Klein, Herrick Brown, and Jason Knouft

‘What do we need to leave behind today to position our future selves for success?’

Big Data and Bugs: How Massively Collected Biodiversity Data Are Changing the Way We Do Insect Science - Symposium at EntSoc 2017

by Deborah Paul, Ana Dal Molin, and Pam Soltis, with contributions from all symposium presenters. Symposium from iDigBio and Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

 

Natural History Collections as Primary Data in Ecological Research

Prologue: Many of us in the ADBC world look for ways to expand the community of users of museum collections data and to increase the ways in which collections data are used. Recently, in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TrEE), an opinion piece was published by Scott A. Morrison, et al. titled "Equipping the 22nd-Century Historical Ecologist." In this paper, Morrison, et al.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Digitized Collections Data

Contributed by Pam Soltis and Adania Flemming

iDigBio supported five students in its inaugural mini-REU site program during summer, 2017. This program, modeled on NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, was developed to provide undergraduates with research opportunities using digitized natural history collection data.

Digitizing Mollusks Workshop Report


Participants in the iDigBio supported Digitizing Mollusks workshop.

The iDigBio supported “Digitizing Mollusks” workshop was held immediately prior to the American Malacological Society meeting in Newark, Delaware on July 15-17, 2017.  Thirty-eight collections professionals from 24 established and developing mollusk collections gathered to discuss the status of Mollusk collection digitization in North America and abroad.

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