professional development

Introduction to Biodiversity Specimen Digitization

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:14pm -- austinmast

The aim of this 12-hour Digitization Academy course is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to (1) identify and describe relevant facets of information or potential information related to biodiversity specimens, (2) identify and describe common digitization protocols and best practices related to transcription, imaging, and georeferencing, (3) identify downstream uses that are relevant to digitization decision-making, (4) recognize basic principles of data management including the importance of identifiers, (5) identify collections management system (CMS) options and the ma

Digital Imaging of Biodiversity Collections

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:10pm -- austinmast

The aim of this 12-hour Digitization Academy course is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to (1) identify and describe relevant facets of biodiversity specimens that can be captured and shared with common digital imaging modalities, (2) identify sources of digital imaging protocols and best practices, (3) identify and prioritize major differences among digital image file formats, hardware, and software options, (4) explain the workings of a digital SLR or mirrorless camera/lens, camera control software, and image processing software, (5) archive and share digital images,

Introduction to Biodiversity Specimen Digitization

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:06pm -- austinmast

The aim of this 12-hour Digitization Academy course is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to (1) identify and describe relevant facets of information or potential information related to biodiversity specimens, (2) identify and describe common digitization protocols and best practices related to transcription, imaging, and georeferencing, (3) identify downstream uses that are relevant to digitization decision-making, (4) recognize basic principles of data management including the importance of identifiers, (5) identify collections management system (CMS) options and the ma

Introduction to Immersive Media for Biodiversity Collections

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 11:58am -- austinmast

This 2-hour Digitization Academy course introduces biodiversity specimen collectors, curators, and other biodiversity researchers to emerging opportunities in immersive media, including augmented, mixed, and virtual reality.  We will introduce the types of immersive media, best-in-class examples of their utility, example hardware and software tools used to produce the experiences, and potential new directions in the space for the biodiversity collections community.  The course is open to everyone from the biodiversity research and adjacent communities from around the world.  Registration wi

Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Collections

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 4:52pm -- ekrimmel

We are excited to announce the return of our popular professional development opportunity: Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Collections.

This free online course is focused on public participation in science as it relates to digitization and research using biodiversity specimens. Public participation in science is sometimes referred to as citizen science, community science, or crowdsourcing.

Introduction to Photogrammetry for Biodiversity Specimen Collectors and Curators

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 2:12pm -- ekrimmel

We are excited to introduce the next professional development opportunity from iDigBio's Digitization Academy: a short, free, online course on photogrammetry.  Photogrammetry is a method that can produce 3D models of organisms and their habitat for innovative use in research, education, science communication, and other activities.  This course introduces biodiversity specimen collectors, curators, and other biodiversity researchers to photogrammetry with special, though not exclusive, emphasis on the documentation of specimens at the time of collection.

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