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

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 9:03am -- maphillips

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

ICEDIG - a design refinement project for DiSSCo. Transforming natural science collections for the digital age.

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:32pm -- dpaul

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

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:37am -- dpaul

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

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

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:53pm -- dpaul

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

Research Spotlight: January 2018

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:24pm -- maphillips

New Insights from Old Herbarium Specimens

Contributed by Richard B. Primack (Boston University; primack@bu.edu) and Charles G. Willis (Harvard University; charleswillis@fas.harvard.edu)

“Live in each season as it passes - breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit & resign yourself to the influence of each.”  Thoreau, in his Journal. 1835

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

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:52pm -- dpaul

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

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:17am -- dpaul

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

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:45am -- maphillips

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

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:58pm -- maphillips

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

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:30am -- maphillips

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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