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Registration Open for Spring 2024 Strategic Planning for Herbaria Course


Dear Colleagues,

iDigBio and the Society of Herbarium Curators are pleased to announce an 8-week "Strategic Planning for Herbaria” online course.

Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your herbarium’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators.

Registration Open for Fall 2022 Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections Course

Dear Colleagues,

iDigBio is pleased to announce an 8-week "Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections” online course.

Take this opportunity to introduce new purpose and excitement into your organization. Prepare to relate your collection’s compelling vision to stakeholders and discuss long-term goals and strategies with administrators.

iDigBio Digitization Academy: Introduction to Biodiversity Specimen Digitization course

We are excited to introduce the first professional development opportunity offered by the iDigBio Digitization Academy: Introduction to Biodiversity Specimen Digitization.

This free, online course is focused on introducing the creation of digital data about biodiversity specimens to those who are just beginning this activity.  

Purdue leading effort to digitize North American parasite collections

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Parasites play significant roles in human health, wildlife conservation and livestock productivity. But getting an accurate picture of their distributions and associations with hosts is difficult because the specimens and their location data are often hidden away in vials and on microscope slides in research collections all over the country.

Job Opp @iDigBio with the Digitization/Workforce Training Team @FSU

UPDATE: The application process is closed, candidate review is underway.

UPDATE: There's still time - one week left to apply!

iDigBio is seeking a new team member for the Digitization and Workforce Development branch of the project. The group is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Position Announcement: iDigBio Biodiversity Informatics Coordinator

The National Center for Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (iDigBio), centered at the Florida Museum of Natural History and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, is developing an integrated national infrastructure for digitization of biodiversity collections housed in U.S. institutions. The resource provides access to information critical to scientific research and education, including that designed to understand biodiversity and societal consequences of global change and other environmental issues.

American Museum of Natural History Releases Open Source Software Tool to Count Objects in Images

The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) has released an open source tool to assist with manually counting objects in images called DotDotGoose. This purpose-built tool was created since most conservation researchers and practitioners working on counting objects in images were using software such as Adobe Photoshop and ImageJ which are not ideally suited for many conservation applications.

Application Deadline for the 2019 NEON-ESA Early Career Scholars (NECS) Program

The application deadline for this program is 1:00 PM MDT on June 17, 2019.

Presenting research findings and participating in scientific dialogue are important experiences in the career development of researchers. To support their growth as effective scientists and communicators, the NEON project and the Ecological Society of America (ESA) are pleased to announce a 2019 NEON-ESA Early Career Scholars (NECS) program funded by the National Science Foundation to help cultivate and support a diverse group of early career scholars and practitioners. 

Update: Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference

Yale Peabody Museum in collaboration with iDigBio, the Natural Sciences Collections Alliance, and Ecological Society of America is pleased to update our announcement of the third annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research conference, to be held 10-12 June 2019 at Yale University, New Haven, CT.

NSC Alliance Announces New Partnership

Dear NSC Alliance Members,

It is with great pleasure that I write to let you know about another exciting new development from the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance). 

The NSC Alliance has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Florida (iDigBio) to “promote the sustainable implementation of a national digital data meeting.”

Fay A. MacFadden Herbarium Comes Alive Through Digitizing Dried Plant Collection

Above, plant biology student Kassandra Rodriguez and her faculty mentor Joshua Der examine the Dicentra formosa, an historic specimen collected by botanist Fay A. MacFadden and part of the herbarium collection.

CSUF News Service

February 25, 2019


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