iDigBio and the EMu NHSIG in Philadelphia

iDigBio was delighted with Axiell's generous invitation to present a half-day digitization workshop at the annual meeting of the EMu user group Natural History Special Interest Group (NHSIG), held October 7 at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. After determining via survey what EMu users would be interested in hearing about, we fashioned the following well-received agenda:

3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists

3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists:
A collaborative workshop among iDigBio, the FOSSIL Project, and K12 Science Educators

Summary: The 3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists Workshop will bring together scientists, collection professionals, and K-12 educators to discuss using 3D imaging and citizen science in the classroom. The workshop will consist of presentations, breakout discussion sessions, collection tours, and a field trip to Thomas Farm.

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

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.

Looking for Ways to Participate?

You may be looking for ways to participate in iDigBio beyond providing your data. Below are some links to places on our website to help you do that.

If you would like to attend a workshop or propose one on a relevant topic:

If you would like to suggest an appliance or a tool to be developed to aid you in your digitization:

Biodiversity Informatics Workshop - Data Carpentry Bootcamp

What: Biodiversity Informatics Workshop - a Data Carpentry Bootcamp.
Host: National Evolutionary Synthesis Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Where: Durham, North Carolina
When: Thursday and Friday, May 8 - 9, 2014
Further information, instructors, and registration are available at the course website:
Twitter: #datacarpentry

Georeferencing Natural History Collections: A Crash Course in Translating Locality Data into Geographic Coordinates

All-day workshop on georeferencing, hosted by some of iDigBio's trained trainers! More information will be available soon. Find out more about the Botany 2014 Workshops at:


The workshp will be broadcast via Adobe Connect, you can access it through the following URL:



Education & Outreach Workshop

The Education and Outreach Workshop, held in Gainesville, FL from January 15-17, 2014, brought together representatives from each TCN to broaden our knowledge of E&O opportunities, resources, and strategies. Education and outreach are critical components of iDigBio TCNs. These activities are as wide-ranging and diverse as the TCNs themselves, and have likewise engaged a variety of students.


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