iDigBio fullsize image availability 08/08/2018 (All day) to 10/01/2018 (All day)
iDigBio media fetching disabled 08/20/2018 (All day) to 10/01/2018 (All day)

iDigBio

Horizon

Welcome to Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the national coordinating center for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). iDigBio is enabling digitization of data and media for millions of biodiversity specimens from U.S. collections and is integrating those data to make them available online for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, citizen scientists, and the general public to promote understanding of biodiversity and societal consequences of environmental issues.

Vision

Welcome to Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the national coordinating center for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). iDigBio is enabling digitization of data and media for millions of biodiversity specimens from U.S. collections and is integrating those data to make them available online for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, citizen scientists, and the general public to promote understanding of biodiversity and societal consequences of environmental issues.

Project Scope

Welcome to Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the national coordinating center for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). iDigBio is enabling digitization of data and media for millions of biodiversity specimens from U.S. collections and is integrating those data to make them available online for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, citizen scientists, and the general public to promote understanding of biodiversity and societal consequences of environmental issues.

Mission

Welcome to Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the national coordinating center for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). iDigBio is enabling digitization of data and media for millions of biodiversity specimens from U.S. collections and is integrating those data to make them available online for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, citizen scientists, and the general public to promote understanding of biodiversity and societal consequences of environmental issues.

2018 iDigBio Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee (EC) is composed of the iDigBio Project Director, Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and key Senior Personnel. The Executive Committee is responsible for overall project management, general oversight of iDigBio activities, managing conflicts of interest, and implementation of the strategic plan, including assurance that the digitization, research, training, and outreach missions of iDigBio are integrated and accomplished.

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2018 iDigBio Steering Committee Meetings

The Steering Committee (SC) is composed of the iDigBio Project Director, Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and Senior Personnel. The Steering Committee is responsible for reviewing progress and coordinating activities in digitization, research, training, and outreach at iDigBio, and for advising others in iDigBio on overall resource allocation, strategic directions, and management policies.

Remote access is available here: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/steeringcommittee

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Darwin Core Hour: The Aggregator's Viewpoint - (More Than Vert)Net

UPDATE: (Adobe Connect) recording of this webinar. mp4 version coming soon.

Title: Darwin Core Hour: VertNet presents the Aggregator's Viewpoint
   Part THREE: VertNet: (More Than Vert)Net

DATE TIME: Tuesday, August 29th, 2PM EDT, 3PM (Buenos Aires), 7 PM (London), 6 PM UTC (18:00)

SPNHC 2017: iDigBio Events

iDigBio is proud to be a Platinum Partner Sponsor for SPNHC 2017 from June 18-24, 2017 at the The Curtis, A Doubletree by Hilton, Denver, Colorado. SPNHC 2017 is hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Botanic Gardens and the theme is The Next Generation in Best Practices.

We'll be participating directly in and organizing or collaboratively co-organizing the following events at SPNHC 2017:

2017 iDigBio Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee (EC) is composed of the iDigBio Project Director, Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and key Senior Personnel. The Executive Committee is responsible for overall project management, general oversight of iDigBio activities, managing conflicts of interest, and implementation of the strategic plan, including assurance that the digitization, research, training, and outreach missions of iDigBio are integrated and accomplished.

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2017 iDigBio Steering Committee Meetings

The Steering Committee (SC) is composed of the iDigBio Project Director, Principal Investigators, Project Manager, and Senior Personnel. The Steering Committee is responsible for reviewing progress and coordinating activities in digitization, research, training, and outreach at iDigBio, and for advising others in iDigBio on overall resource allocation, strategic directions, and management policies.

Remote access is available here: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/steeringcommittee

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BCoN Workshop: Future Research

iDigBio will be participating in a workshop to consider future research opportunities arising from current national initiatives to digitize and mobilize images and associated data from U.S. biodiversity collections. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC, on January 5-6, 2017, and is being sponsored by the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) Research Coordination Network. Participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

iDigBio Retreat 2016

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iDigBio’s fourth annual retreat was held on August 26, 2016. The event was held at Camp Weed in Live Oak, FL, which was conveniently located midway between UF and FSU. The retreat provided an opportunity for the diverse staff at iDigBio to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, develop plans for the future, and get to know one another better.

2016 iDigBio Data Use and Research Meetings

DUR - Data Use & Research: Internal meeting focused on how people will use the data in iDigBio (second Thursday of the month)

Topics (non-exhaustive):

  • Operational matters related to Data Access and Visualization
  • Operational matters related to Post-ingestion data quality and feedback support, including attribution
  • Operational matters related to Research use cases and tools

Redmine project: https://www.idigbio.org/redmine/projects/research

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