To facilitate the study of biodiversity, a number of software products are being collaboratively developed with researchers and projects. These websites, tools, and workflows take advantage of the data being digitized at US and global institutions and made available by iDigBio through our data services. Many other tools and services can be found through the Biodiversity Catalogue.
by Deb Paul and Andrea Matsunaga for: Jason Best, Sylvia Orli, William Ulate, Miao Chen, and Reed Beaman
Recorded Webinar:Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output
00:00-15:23 Overview (Deb Paul)
15:24-29:13 Live DEMOs (Andrea Matsunaga and Jason Best)
by Deb Paul @idbdeb, Kevin Love, and Matt Collins
While 27 students were lucky enough to get into this first-ever two-day Data Carpentry course, over 62 people were on the wait list! (And this doesn't include those who decided not to add themselves to that wait list). Why were they so eager to enroll?
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its 2014 annual conference in Jönköping, Sweden, 27-31 October 2014. The theme of the meeting is Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity. Subprograms will include:
UPDATE: A recording of this seminar is available here: https://www.idigbio.org/content/organizing-executing-and-utilizing-digitized-regional-herbarium
IDIGBIO 2012 VISITING SCHOLAR: ORGANIZING, EXECUTING AND UTILIZING A DIGITIZED REGIONAL HERBARIUM
Dr. Anna K. Monfils, Central Michigan University
Corey Toler-Franklin is a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at UC Davis. She is investigating new methods for capturing and processing digital media formats and imaging modalities to create more comprehensive representations of biological specimens. Dr. Toler Franklin's project will take her to the collections of AMNH and Duke University's Lemur Center, where she plans to use non-invasive optical capture techniques to digitize recent and fossil primates.
Please join iDigBio in congratulating Dr. Anna Monfils on her selection as our 2012 Visiting Scholar. Anna is an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University and Director of the Central Michigan University Herbarium.
Dr. Monfils' winning proposal includes building generalized, web-deliverable specimen databasing protocols, designing web-based teaching activities focused on databasing, and organizing a workshop aimed at professional botanists, students and citizen scientists from throughout Michigan.
Each Thematic Collections Network (TCN) is a network of institutions with a strategy for digitizing information that addresses a particular research theme, such as impacts of climate change or biota of a region. Once digitized, data are easily accessed and available for other research and educational use. Other institutions and collections may join an existing TCN as a Partner to Existing Network (PEN).