Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use

Wed, 2015-01-21 15:30 -- dpaul

SPNHC Symposium Title: Specimens Full Circle - Collection to Digitization to Data Use

Symposium Wiki:

Listen in and chat remotely: (use headset for best experience)

Wednesday May 20th, 2015, all day 8:50am - 5: 30pm EDT and Thursday May 21st from 8:50am-12:10pm EDT.

iDigBio at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting: ESA 2015

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:21 -- maphillips

The 2015 ESA Annual Meeting theme is Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial. iDigBio travels to Baltimore Maryland and the Baltimore Convention Center for the 100th meeting of the ESA. From the ESA website:

Workshop: Data Standards, Data Sharing, and Demystifying the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:11 -- dpaul

UPDATE 7 January Recording of Pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up

UPDATE 1 January 2015: Workshop is full in both Ottawa and Gainesville.

UPDATE 8 December 2014: Be sure to come to the pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up January 7th, 2015 from NOON to 2 PM EST.

iDigBio Collaborations Enabling Research

Thu, 2014-07-24 16:15 -- ammatsun

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.

iDigBio Webinar: Visualize Your Text Data Using OCR Output

Tue, 2014-06-03 19:10 -- dpaul

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)
     29:14-55:57 Discussion

Tales from A Data Carpentry Workshop: In Demand

Fri, 2014-05-16 17:57 -- dpaul

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?

iDigBio 2012 Visiting Scholar: Organizing, Executing and Utilizing a Digitized Regional Herbarium

Mon, 2013-03-11 12:21 -- djennings


UPDATE: A recording of this seminar is available here:



Dr. Anna K. Monfils, Central Michigan University

Congratulations to Dr. Corey Toler-Franklin, iDigBio's 2013 Visiting Scholar

Tue, 2012-12-04 16:10 -- jaholliday

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Anna K. Monfils, iDigBio's 2012 Visiting Scholar

Tue, 2012-03-27 23:10 -- jaholliday

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.

Thematic Collections Networks

Tue, 2011-10-04 14:31 -- acisadmin

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).


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