SPNHC 2017 Biodiversity Informatics 101

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General Information

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Where: 2017 SPNHC Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The Curtis Hotel, Room: Red Rover

Online: Adobe Connect https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/biodiversityinformatics101

Sponsored by: The Smithsonian, iDigBio, and SPNHC

Organizers Jennifer Strotman (Lead and Concept), Holly Little, Deborah Paul

Quick Links for SPNHC 2017 Biodiversity Informatics 101
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SPNHC 2017 iDigBio Events Blog Post

This wiki supports the SPNHC 2017 Biodiversity Informatics 101 Short Course, Denver, Colorado, 18 June, 2017.

The short course will provide an introduction to natural history biodiversity informatics. The course is designed for museum professionals that need a better understanding of the natural history informatics landscape or the resources available for digitizing and digitally sharing natural history collections data. Topics will cover the basics of natural history collection data and digital object lifecycle management, including digitally archiving and mobilizing collections data and participation in global initiatives. The course will be led by museum and informatics professionals with experience in natural history collections digitization and informatics.

Three themes of this course:

  • All Sections include panel and open-discussion sessions for questions, generating new ideas, and developing professional networks. Those signing up may also be invited to share information and their specific expertise in a presentation.
    • Theme 1: Data, Standards, and Resources. What is Natural History Biodiversity Informatics? Topics covered will include introductions to data standards, data sharing standards, specimen and collection object imaging, data mobilization, data and media management, data cleanup tools and methods, and best practices for these subjects.
    • Theme 2: Who's who in Natural History Biodiversity Informatics? We will provide overviews for many of the projects, initiatives, and organizations currently involved in mobilizing collections data, see many examples here. Find out how you and your collections benefit from these initiatives. Learn how you can contribute your expertise and experience to them.
    • Theme 3: Getting Involved. Resources for learning more about and participating in Natural History Biodiversity Informatics. For example, find out how you might increase your biodiversity informatics skills and data literacy through a Data or Software Carpentry workshop. Investigate existing iDigBio and other community working groups. Get a SPNHC Demo Camp Preview. Learn how all this content helps you work with your collections’ informatics specialists. And, please come to help shape the 2018 SPNHC + TDWG joint meeting opportunities.

Participant Questionnaire

SPNHC 2017 Symposium - Biodiversity Informatics 101 - Agenda and Logistics

  • Agenda (see schedule below)
  • All Day Sunday 18 June, 2017. Start time: 8 am
  • Room: Red Rover, The Curtis Hotel
  • Link to iDigBio - SPNHC 2017 iDigBio Events Calendar Announcement
  • Twitter handles @iDigBio @SPNHC2017 with hashtag #nhcbiodiv101 and organizers: @iamlilh @idbdeb

General SPNHC 2017 Information

Symposium / Short Course Resources

Short Course Outline

AGENDA in development
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Room: Red Rover

SPNHC 2017 Biodiversity Informatics 101
Time Title Presenter
0 7:45 - 8:00 Sign-in, Name tags, Wifi for SPNHC 2017 Biodiversity Informatics 101
1 8:00 - 8:15 Course Introduction: SPNHC 2017 Biodiversity Informatics 101 Slides
Themes 1,2,3
Holly Little, Deborah Paul, Jennifer Strotman
Theme 1: Collections Data, Standards, and Resources. What is Natural History Biodiversity Informatics?
2 8:15 - 8:30 Encouraging the Proliferation of Digital Data
Gil Nelson
3 8:30 - 8:45 Collection Management Systems: Laying the Groundwork for Biodiversity Informatics
Google Slides
Erica Krimmel, Gary Motz
4 8:45 - 8:55 Collections Imaging and Resources
Google Slides
Holly Little, Laurence Livermore
5 8:55 - 9:10 Digital Curation - DAMS, Digital Preservation, Digital Lifecycle Management
Rebecca Snyder
6 9:10 - 9:30 Panel and Open Discussion Q & A All presenters and participants
9:30 - 10:00 BREAK
Theme 1: continued
7 10:00 - 10:05 Framing the Conversation for Theme 1: part II
8 10:05 - 10:25 Standards and Data Mobilization
Once the data is out, then what? Feedback, Action, Data Use/Citation/Tracking
Google Slides
Holly Little, Laurence Livermore
9 10:25 - 10:40 Data Enhancement / Curation: Field to Database
Google Slides
Rick Levy
10 10:40 - 10:55 Data Enhancement / Curation: Georeferencing
Crystal Maier
11 10:55 - 11:10 Data Enhancement / Curation: Focus on Transcription Centers
Laurence Livermore
12 11:10 - 11:30 Data Enhancement / Curation: Data Cleaning, Automation / Scripting / APIs, Open Refine, Kurator
John Wieczorek
13 11:30 - 12:00 Panel and Open Discussion Q & A; Lunch Homework All presenters and participants
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
Theme 2: Who's who or Who's that? in Natural History Biodiversity Informatics? Making Connections
14 1:00 - 1:15 Joining Paleontological and Neontological biodiversity data
PBDB, ePANDDA - Making Connections - No Silos
Gil Nelson, Talia Karim
15 1:15 - 1:25 Alphabet Soup & Advocacy
Deborah Paul, Shelley James
16 1:25 - 1:40 Focus on Entomological biodiversity data and collections
ECN, EntSoc, InvertNet, ECN liaison with SPNHC
Dan Young, Craig Brabant
17 1:40 - 1:55 View from the EU:
Elspeth Haston, Laurence Livermore
18 1:55 - 2:05 What's up down-under?
Shelley James, Nicole Fisher
19 2:05 - 2:15 Expanding NHC Stakeholders: CCBER - Ecology and Collections Together
Gregory Wahlert
20 2:10 - 2:20 2-minute Stand Ups
Jonathan Kennedy
Megan Ryan King
Laurence Livermore
Matthew Yoder
21 2:20 - 2:30 Open TBD
22 2:30 - 3:00 Panel and Open Discussion Q & A All presenters and participants
3:00 - 3:30 BREAK
Theme 3: Getting Involved: resources for learning more about and participating in Natural History Biodiversity Informatics
23 3:30 - 3:40 Biodiversity Data Skills and Literacy: What, Where, and How?
Deborah Paul
24 3:40 - 3:50 Making DwC Stick: Introducing the Darwin Core Hour Webinar Series and Git Hub
Google Slides
Gary Motz on behalf of the Darwin Core Hour Team
25 3:50 - 4:00 Innovative Uses of Collections Data
Shelley James
26 4:00 - 4:10 DEMO Camp Preview, Working Groups, Get Involved All - as a group
27 4:10 - 5:00 TDWG - SPNHC 2018 Joint Meeting; Minute Cards; Panel and Open Discussion; Wrap up; Survey All presenters and participants

Workshop Recordings

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