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iDigBio Intellectual Property Policy

iDigBio promotes open-access to sharing data through the iDigBio portal. iDigBio’s goal is to make data for scientific specimens widely available in electronic format. iDigBio strongly urges those who submit content to do so without limitation on use or without limitation on use other than attribution.

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iDigBio Service Level Agreement SLA


The resources of Integrated Digitized Biocollections (“iDigBio”) are free, publicly-available, open-source computing resources and services. The purpose of this Service Level Agreement (SLA) is to define the terms of service for the website, wiki, portal, appliances, Application Programming Interface (API), Data, information, and other products and services offered by iDigBio (“iDigBio Services”). iDigBio is a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, a unit of the University of Florida, a public body corporate of the State of Florida.

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iDigBio Editorial Policy for Original Content and Previously-Published Content

The purpose of the of iDigBio website and e-newsletter is to facilitate the dissemination of information and updates regarding the implementation of NSF grant #EF 1115210, and to inform the broader community about progress, opportunities and obstacles relevant to resource digitization related to natural history museums.

The iDigBio website and e-newsletter serves a broad readership including natural history museum curators, collections managers, technical specialists, volunteers, citizen scientists and the general public.

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iDigBio Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations

iDigBio’s mission requires that it be able to aggregate and distribute digital images of biological specimens, records, and other objects associated with specimens (e.g., labels and notes) generated by TCNs and other bio- and paleo-collections hosting institutions. Linked below is a document providing current iDigBio policy as well as recommendations for acquiring, processing, archiving, and distributing still, two-dimensional digital images. We recognize the importance of other image types, including three-dimensional images, and will expand this current policy through time as demand dictates.

Current version: https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-image-file-format-requirements-and-recommendations-1

Version history: https://www.idigbio.org/biblio?f%5bkeyword%5d=443

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