Digitizing Fluid-preserved Vertebrate Specimens

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Overcoming Challenges for Imaging Fluid-preserved Vertebrates

iDigBio Workshops

Logistics

Shared Documents

Agenda, Day 1
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Day One
Time Topic Presenter(s)/Leader(s)
6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel
Complimentary breakfast 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome, Logistics, and Introductions Gil Nelson, iDigBio/Florida State University
Chris Phillips, Illinois Natural History Survey
8:15-8:45 a.m.

Introduction to ADBC, iDigBio, and TCN Development

Larry Page, iDigBio/Florida Museum of Natural History
8:45-9:15 a.m. Why this Workshop?
Workshop Goals, Discussion, agenda additions
Larry Page
Gil Nelson
9:15-9:45 a.m. The case for imaging fish Mark Sabaj-Perez, Drexel
9:45-10:15 a.m. The case for imaging herps Hinrich Kaiser, Victor Valley College
10:15-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:15 a.m. The case for 2D imaging Mark Sabaj-Perez
11:15-12:00 p.m. The case for 3D imaging
Photogrammetry
Hank Bart, Tulane
Nelson Rios, Tulane
12:00-12:30 p.m. The case for CT imaging David Blackburn, Florida Museum of Natural History
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-1:45 p.m. Review and discussion of pre-workshop survey results

(including discussion of the status of databasing in fish and herp collections)

Gil Nelson
1:45-3:00 p.m. Status of imaging at participating collections:
Document for notetaking

Each participant to have 3 minutes to outline the status of imaging at their institution.
* Current imaging practices
* how are images being used
* Issues to resolve
* Future plans
* Challenges
* Institutional choices about what to image
* Preferences: 2D, 3D, CT, no imaging
* Institutional predispositions regarding the value and use of images

Greg Watkins-Colwell, Yale Peabody Museum, moderator
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:30 p.m. Imaging for data collection: An overview Miriam Zelditch, U. Michigan
Donald Swigerski, U. Michigan
4:30-4:45 p.m. Discussion/Q&A: Imaging for data collection Miriam & Donald
moderators
4:45-5:00 p.m. Daily wrap-up, observations, comments, challenges, criticisms, further discussion Greg Watkins-Colwell
moderator
Dinner on Your Own

Recommended gathering place: Houlihans
Reservation at 6:15 pm, Meet in hotel lobby at 6:00 pm

Agenda, Day 2
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Day One
Time Topic Presenter(s)/Leader(s)
6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Hotel
Complimentary breakfast 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.
8:00-8:15 a.m. Lingering questions and observations from Day 1 Larry Page, Moderator
8:15-9:00 a.m.

Breakout discussions focused on uses and value of images:

Chris Phillips, Moderator
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakout discussions:

Important research questions to be answered by a large dataset of fish and herp images?

Chris Phillips, Moderator
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Breakout session reports on potential research questions Mark Sabaj-Perez, moderator
11:30-12:00 a.m. Organize for afternoon deliberations:
What Should be the Focus of a Fluid-preserved Vertebrate Imaging TCN: goals, outcomes, components, and research basis?

-Ecological component: looking beyond fishes and herps
-Digitization of field notes to support digitized images for holistic picture of organisms
-Imaging beyond the specimen: utilizing photographs from the field
-Broader impacts
-Quality of data: Developing standards(Future workshop?)

  • Select discussion group participation
  • Outline expected group discussion and afternoon outcomes
  • Grand challenge research questions


Discussion documentation

Gil Nelson, moderator
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon theme:

What Should be the Focus of a Fluid-preserved Vertebrate Imaging TCN?
Notes document

Larry Page, moderator
1:00-3:00 p.m. Discussion breakouts
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:00 p.m. Discussion group reports and additional plenary discussion
Dinner on Your Own