Contributed by: Libby Ellwood, Austin Mast, Robert Bruhn and Kevin Love
Come join us at the Florida Museum of Natural History as we help digitize natural history collections as part of the global event -- WeDigBio!
When: October 20, 2018, from 10am -1pm ET
Where: The Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida Cultural Plaza 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611-2710)
Please join us on Wednesday 20 September at 12 PM EDT, 11 AM CDT for Crowdsourcing Basics: What is crowdsourcing, and will it work for your collection? - the Milwaukee Public Museum experience.
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room (Headsets for best experience!).
Contributed by Libby Ellwood and Austin Mast (iDigBio-Florida State University).
FLMNH WeDigBio Transcription Blitz!
Come join us October 22, 2016, from 11am-3pm at the Florida Museum of Natural History to help digitize Florida's biodiversity.
The transcription blitz is part of the Cultural Plaza Festival and will feature games, prizes, and a chance to interact with University of Florida scientists.
Learn more about WeDigBio!
Who could resist a conference where the mascot is a giant bright red Rafflesia flower, where bagpipes serenade the participants, and kilt-wearing and traditional folk dancing are encouraged, along with stimulating science? The 10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium was hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland between 11-15 July 2016.
by Libby Ellwood and Austin Mast
During its inaugural year, the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections Event, WeDigBio 2015, engaged thousands of citizen scientists from >50 countries in transcribing specimen labels over four days.
Hundreds of volunteers around the world transcribed >30,000 specimen labels at 25 events over four days (Oct 22–25, 2015) in the first Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event. Events spanned a range of formal and informal education venues, from middle-school and undergraduate science classrooms to county libraries to museums, universities, and botanical gardens, such as the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural H
On Friday, May 29, Florida State University held a transcription blitz for attendees of the Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference. This was the third digitization blitz hosted by iDigBio, the Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections Thematic Collections Network, and FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium.