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This wiki gathers useful resources for planning and executing biodiversity digitization projects. This includes general digitization resources, as well as preparation-specific workflows and protocols.

This page serves as a community collaboration collaboration. Contributions of existing workflows and protocols are encouraged, whether such workflows were developed by the contributor or discovered while searching the internet.

Create a free iDigBio account to upload and link your own contributions, or e-mail contributions (links or documents) to Molly Phillips (mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu) or Gil Nelson (gnelson@bio.fsu.edu) for uploading and linking. An initial set of stubs is provided. Please expand as needed.


General Digitization Resources

Herbarium Digitization Workflows and Protocols

Herbarium Digitization Workflows and Protocols
Title Contributing Organization Last Updated
Florida State Herbarium Imaging Protocol Florida State Herbarium May 2012
Valdosta State University Herbarium Vascular Plant Imaging Protocol Valdosta State University Herbarium Unknown
Valdosta State University Bryophyte Packet Imaging Protocol Valdosta State University Herbarium Unknown
Valdosta State University Image Processing with Nikon Dust Off Process included Valdosta State University Herbarium Unknown
Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria imaging workflows Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria July 2010
STAR Herbarium Digitization Workflow Arkansas State University STAR Herbarium Unknown
Plant Imaging, Harvard University E-Type Initiative Harvard University Entomology Unknown
University of Vermont Pringle Herbarium GPI Pre-Digitization Curation Workflow University of Vermont, Pringle Herbarium Unknown
Lichen and Bryophyte Data and Image Capture Workflow Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria, Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria Unknown
Global Plants Initiative Partner Handbook Global Plants Initiative, JSTOR Unknown
Developing integrated workflows for the digitisation of herbarium specimens using a modular and scalable approach Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, published in Zookeys July 2012
Herbarium Digitization Tasks and Components Overview: Presentation by Gil Nelson iDigBio September 2012
Herbarium Workflows: Presentation by Gil Nelson iDigBio September 2012
Increasing the efficiency of digitization workflows for herbarium specimens (article in Zookeys) William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, The New York Botanical Garden July 2012
Herbarium Specimen Imaging: Standards and suggestions: Presentation by Kimberley Watson, NY Botanical Garden The New York Botanical Garden July 2014

Invertebrate Digitization Workflows and Protocols

Invertebrate Digitization Workflows and Protocols
Title Contributing Organization Last Updated
Insect Imaging, Harvard University E-Type Initiative Harvard University Entomology Unknown
Field Museum of Natural History Moreau Lab Imaging Manual Field Museum of Natural History, Moreau Lab January 2013
South Australian Museum Type Digitization Project Imaging Protocol - Microphotography South Australian Museum July 2015
South Australian Museum Type Digitization Project Imaging Protocol - Macrophotography South Australian Museum July 2015
South Australian Museum Volunteer Imaging Protocol for DigiVol South Australian Museum July 2015

Vertebrate Digitization Workflows and Protocols

Palaeontology Digitization Workflows and Protocols

Palaeontology Digitization Workflows and Protocols
Title Contributing Organization Last Updated
Paul Selden's workflow for imaging fossil spiders (including hardware and software notes) Paul Selden, University of Kansas September 2013

Fluid-preserved Specimen Digitization Workflows and Protocols

Browse Workflows and Protocols

DROID Categories
Flat sheets and packets | Pinned specimens in trays and drawers | 3D Objects in Drawers and Boxes | Things in spirits

Discipline
Entomology | Herpetology | Palaeontology | Botany | Marine Invertebrates | Ichthyology | Mammalogy | Mineralogy | Ornithology

Manufacturer
Leica | Nikon | Canon | Olympus | Satscan | BK Visionary Digital

Other keywords
Volunteers | Types | Crowdsourcing | Global Plants Initiative