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Webinar: The OregonFlora Portal

Title: The OregonFlora Portal
Speaker: Linda Hardison
Date: Wednesday 4/25/2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Time
Location: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

Linda Hardison will demonstrate the novel ways they are using the Symbiota platform to package information for gardeners, ecologists, restorationists, and policy makers about the plants of Oregon.  (The new portal display will be operational before the webinar).

Symbiota webinar: Creating and using taxonomic keys

The iDigBio Symbiota Working Group would like to invite you to:

Creating and using taxonomic keys - Scott Bates (Purdue University) October 21, 2016 from 3-4pm EST

Symbiota software includes a fully integrated system for dynamic keying that includes a suite of tools for key character development. In this SWG webinar, dynamic keying within Symbiota portals will be demonstrated, and an overview of key character creation will be presented.

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Symbiota webinar: Creating and maintaining checklists

The iDigBio Symbiota Working Group would like to invite you to:

Creating and maintaining checklists - Steven Buckley (US National Park Service) September 16, 2016 from 3-4pm EST

An overview of the checklist feature used in Symbiota portals including creating and managing checklists, searching for and associating vouchers, downloading data and managing checklist conflicts, and using the parent-child checklist functions for aggregating data.

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SPNHC 2016 One Collection: pathways to integration

Berlin, the Museum for Naturkunde, and Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum proved to be an engaging setting for SPNHC 2016. Conference attendees packed the conference rooms and exhibit hall of the andel’s Hotel in Friedrichshain.

Symbiota Training: Checklist and Voucher Management

Interested in learning how to create and manage species checklists within a Symbiota portal? If so, join us on Wednesday morning for the next Symbiota webinar. This online training session will cover step-by-step instructions on how to create new species lists for any given area, linking specimen vouchers as proof of occurrence, and how to make use of the voucher management tool box to manage the list over time. See below for details on when and where to meet.

When: Wednesday, Sept 3, 9am - 10am Pacific Time (12pm-1pm EDT)

Symbiota training session: introduction to specimen management

Interested in learning more about the option of managing specimen data within a Symbiota portal? If so, join the Digitization Interest Group on Wednesday morning for an online training session that will provide an introduction to specimen management within a Symbiota portal.

When: Wednesday, August 27, 9-10am Pacific Time (12-1pm EDT)

Entomologists Gather for Insect Digitization Workshop in Chicago

Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) turned out to be the perfect venue for iDigBio’s April 23–25 Dried Insect Digitization workshop. Overlooking Grant Park and the Chicago lakefront, FMNH provided an exceptionally attractive and hospitable environment with outstanding amenities. About 50 entomologists and digitization professionals from the U.S., Australia, and the United Kingdom attended, bringing together a diverse assemblage of knowledge and skill to address the complex job of digitizing pinned insect collections. 

Biological Collections Databases, Tools, and Data Publication Portals

 

Launching a biological collections digitization program requires careful selection of a database management system, portal option, aggregator, and associated data enrichment tools. Numerous database systems, data publication portals, and other productivity tools are in use across the collections community, all of which vary in cost, installation requirements, storage methods, approaches to data processing, and other important features. iDigBio has begun the process of reviewing the various systems, tools, and data portals in current use, with the goal of building an annotated list of available products. Our reviews include brief descriptions of features, installation and maintenance requirements, cost, ease of use, and other components that collections managers might find useful when evaluating them for fitness. We include a wide range of products in the list, each of which fits one or more categories as denoted in the parenthetical entries immediately below the product name.

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