TCN

Purdue leading effort to digitize North American parasite collections

Thu, 2019-08-15 14:55 -- sellis

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.

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

Tue, 2019-02-26 12:48 -- sellis

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

NSF Awards Fifth Round of ADBC Grants to Enhance America's Biodiversity Collections

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:57 -- maphillips

 


Alex Kuhn (of the University of Illinois) instructs Patty Kaishian (of Syracuse University) on how to enter label data from microfungi specimens. Their work is part of the Microfungi Collections Consortium, funded through the ADBC program. Credit: Andrew N. Miller, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois

 

TCN Collaborator Featured by The Times and Democrat

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:07 -- maphillips

 


Dixie Damrel, Clemson University Herbarium curator, displays some of the 100,000-plus dried plant specimens in the collection. Image Credit: P. Kent/Clemson University.

The Times and Democrat released an article Sunday (October 26, 2014), that highlights the Clemson University Herbarium’s involvement in an NSF funded, four year project to digitize herbarium specimens.

Appalachian State University’s Webpage Highlights New Digitization Project

Thu, 2014-08-28 09:06 -- maphillips

Zack E. Murrell, a professor at Appalachian State University, was given recognition in an article released by Appalachian State University, University News for receiving an NSF grant for $2.5 million dollars to digitize and create a database for more than 3 million plant specimens across the Southeast.

ASB–iDigBio Digitization Symposium and Workshop Report: An Inspiring Event

Fri, 2013-04-19 07:59 -- gnelson

Digitization was a hot topic at the 2013 Association of Southeastern Biologists’ (ASB) meeting held in Charleston, West Virginia the week of April 10. Well before the beginning of the ASB–iDigBio-sponsored digitization symposium and workshop, several conference goers had already offered important papers outlining strategies and successes in digitizing small herbaria and incorporating digitization into biodiversity field research.

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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