Fossil Specimens 0's and 1's

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Fossil Specimens 0's and 1's: Databases, Standards, & Mobilization

Geological Society of America 2016, Symposium T138, Denver, CO

Talia S. Karim, Holly Little, Amanda Millhouse, Gil Nelson, Shelley James
Paleontological Society; iDigBio; STEPPE; University of Colorado Museum of Natural History; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Paleontological Research Institution Department of Paleobiology

This session will focus on innovations and best practices related to paleontology/geology digitization and data transcription efforts.


  • OF A DATABASE: FROM EXCEL TO SPECIFY AND THE ERA OF MODERN DATA PUBLISHING: KARIM, Talia S. and SMITH, Dena
  • COMPLEXITIES OF FOSSIL DATA ADVANCES: AN APPROACH BY THE SMITHSONIAN NMNH DEPARTMENT OF PALEOBIOLOGY: LITTLE, Holly and MILLHOUSE, Amanda
  • BROAD CITIZEN-SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT, ENHANCED PRESERVATION OF METADATA, AND PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY OF INDIANA’S FOSSIL RECORD USING AN INTEGRATED DIGITAL REPOSITORY AND COLLECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING A DISTRIBUTED FRAMEWORK CONNECTED BY DARWIN CORE: MOTZ, Gary J., JOHNSON, Claudia C., NJAU, Jackson K., POLLY, P. David, LAHERTY, Jennifer and HASENMUELLER, Nancy R.
  • BUILDING A CUSTOM RELATIONAL DATABASE FOR THE CURATION OF SEDIMENTARY GEOCHEMICAL DATA IN THE LAB: FARRELL, Úna C. and SPERLING, Erik A.
  • THE RESEARCH POTENTIAL OF DIGITIZED FOSSILS: A PILOT STUDY USING SPECIFY TO ATTACH STABLE ISOTOPE DATA TO VOUCHERED MUSEUM SPECIMENS: MORAN, Sean M., HULBERT, Richard C., BROWN, Warren H. and MACFADDEN, Bruce J.
  • REPRODUCIBLE SCIENCE FROM PHYSICAL SAMPLES: IGSN AND THE ISAMPLES RESEARCH COORDINATION NETWORK: LEHNERT, Kerstin Annette, Lamont-Doherty and CARTER, Megan, Lamont-Doherty
  • PALEOBIOLOGY SPECIMEN DATA AND THE ROLE OF DATA AGGREGATORS – THE IDIGBIO PERSPECTIVE: JAMES, Shelley and NELSON, Gil
  • USE AND QUALITY AS RELATED TO IDIGPALEO: BUTTS, Susan H. KARIM, Talia S., KAUFMAN, Seth, NORRIS, Christopher A. and SMITH, Dena
  • PALEONTOLOGICAL AND NEONTOLOGICAL DATA ACROSS TIME AND SPACE: UHEN, Mark
  • LINKING DATA SILOS VIA FUZZY MATCHING ALGORITHMS: LAUTERS, Jonathan David
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HIGH-RESOLUTION X-RAY CT FACILITY AND DIGIMORPH.ORG: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: MAISANO, Jessica A.
  • MORPHOSOURCE: A VIRTUAL MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE FOR RESEARCHER-GENERATED 3D DATA ON MUSEUM SPECIMENS: BOYER, Doug M.
  • PALEO-GEOREFERENCING AND DEEP TIME VIZUALIZATION OF LOCALITY DATA: MOLINEUX, Ann, URBAN, Tomislav, APPLETON, Liath E., WILLIAMS, Timothy J. and GENTLE Jr., John
  • FROM FIELD COLLECTIONS TO DIGITAL DATA: A WORKFLOW AND DIGITIZATION PIPELINE FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF A CRETACEOUS MACROFLORA: CONTRERAS, Dori L.
  • USE OF DAMS WITHIN A MUSEUM CONTEXT: SNYDER, Rebecca
  • YE OLDE FOSSILS OF THE USGS -- THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES: STAMM, Nancy R., SOLLER, David R. and WARDWELL, Robert C.