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This wiki provides '''logistical''' resources for the workshop ''Georeferencing for Paleo: Refreshing the approach to fossil localities''. Additional resources that we expect to be active beyond the lifespan of the workshop are hosted on GitHub by the [https://github.com/tdwg/paleo TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology Interest Group].
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This wiki provides '''logistical''' resources for the workshop ''Georeferencing for Paleo: Refreshing the approach to fossil localities''. Additional resources that we expect to be active beyond the lifespan of the workshop are hosted on GitHub by the [https://github.com/tdwg/esp TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology Interest Group].
  
 
= General Information =
 
= General Information =
  
'''When:''' April 27-29, 2020 (Travel: April 27 and 30)<br>
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'''When:''' April 28 & 29, 2020; 9:00-10:30am MDT each day ([https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Georeferencing+for+Paleo&iso=20200428T09&p1=220&ah=1&am=30 check your local time here])<br>
'''Where:''' [https://nhmu.utah.edu/ Natural History Museum of Utah], Salt Lake City, UT <br>
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'''Where:''' [https://nhmu.utah.edu/ Natural History Museum of Utah], Salt Lake City, UT '''**due to concern for COVID-19 this workshop will now be held entirely remotely**'''<br>
 
'''Organizers:''' Carrie Levitt-Bussian (Natural History Museum of Utah), Holly Little (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History), Talia Karim (University of Colorado Boulder), Erica Krimmel (iDigBio), Deborah Paul (iDigBio) <br>
 
'''Organizers:''' Carrie Levitt-Bussian (Natural History Museum of Utah), Holly Little (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History), Talia Karim (University of Colorado Boulder), Erica Krimmel (iDigBio), Deborah Paul (iDigBio) <br>
'''Expected number of participants:''' 35
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'''Expected number of participants:''' 40
  
To apply to attend this workshop, please fill out [https://forms.gle/VNpqczzwkRi51MiFA this Google Form] by '''Friday, January 10th, 2020'''.  
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This workshop will follow [https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-code-conduct iDigBio's Code of Conduct].
  
 
= Goals & Outcomes =
 
= Goals & Outcomes =
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'''**Note that in the modified, remote-only version of this workshop we expect to focus on information gathering aspects of the goals & outcomes below. Future activities will address the full scope of our original intent.**'''
  
 
As the paleo collections community wraps up several TCNs we recognize that a significant amount of digitization work remains to be done and that georeferencing is one of the next big roadblocks. Across all collection types, there are major issues with the quality of georeference data currently available on biodiversity data aggregators such as iDigBio and GBIF. For paleo collections, there are additional issues related to applying existing georeferencing workflows in the paleontological context, as well as to sharing georeference data publicly. This workshop will take advantage of the momentum catalyzed by ADBC funding in the paleontological collections community to address critical issues related to georeferencing workflows and georeferencing data quality. We will bring representatives from the paleo TCNs/PENs together with participants representing perspectives external to the existing ADBC community, to:
 
As the paleo collections community wraps up several TCNs we recognize that a significant amount of digitization work remains to be done and that georeferencing is one of the next big roadblocks. Across all collection types, there are major issues with the quality of georeference data currently available on biodiversity data aggregators such as iDigBio and GBIF. For paleo collections, there are additional issues related to applying existing georeferencing workflows in the paleontological context, as well as to sharing georeference data publicly. This workshop will take advantage of the momentum catalyzed by ADBC funding in the paleontological collections community to address critical issues related to georeferencing workflows and georeferencing data quality. We will bring representatives from the paleo TCNs/PENs together with participants representing perspectives external to the existing ADBC community, to:
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* Disseminate the findings of this workshop widely, both within the paleo collections community (including to collectors) and as a resource discoverable by other domains. Findings will include a “toolkit” to share the recommendations on best practices and workflows determined by this workshop.
 
* Disseminate the findings of this workshop widely, both within the paleo collections community (including to collectors) and as a resource discoverable by other domains. Findings will include a “toolkit” to share the recommendations on best practices and workflows determined by this workshop.
  
The organizers will host two '''listening sessions''' on '''Wednesday, January 29th''' at 3pm US Eastern Time and on '''Thursday, January 30th''' at 10am US Eastern Time to review these goals and plan specific workshop activities. If you have filled out the [https://forms.gle/VNpqczzwkRi51MiFA Google Form] you will receive an email with a link to this online session. If you have not filled out the form and wish to join the session, please contact Erica (ekrimmel@fsu.edu).
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The organizers hosted two '''[https://www.idigbio.org/content/georeferencing-paleo-listening-session listening sessions]''' in January 2020 to review these goals and plan specific workshop activities. These listening sessions were not restricted to workshop participants. Notes from the listening session have been synthesized [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NDFvAXiFLVxgxlcGOtAC-9gAG8aFe-AJmlofLGp0fnk/edit#heading=h.2380mtutvpym here] – please feel free to add your own thoughts. Additional community input is also being collected in [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14sYGnWkaNSy2UIOM4PCACve3brfOvvjtqQnomHshKgo/edit#gid=0 this document] covering challenges, resources, and collection scope.
  
We expect to host workshop outcome documents on GitHub via the [https://github.com/tdwg/esp/tree/master/georeferencing TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology interest group].
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We will host [https://tdwg.github.io/esp/georeferencing/2020-workshop workshop outcome documents on GitHub] via the TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology interest group.
  
 
= Logistics =
 
= Logistics =
  
'''Airport:''' Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) <br>
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'''Important links for the virtual workshop!!'''
'''Workshop hotel:''' University Guest House, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 <br>
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'''Workshop venue:''' Natural History Museum of Utah (Swaner Forum), 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 <br>
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* Virtual workshop participant introductions: [https://bit.ly/2wXvO3a https://bit.ly/2wXvO3a]
'''Participant support:''' Lodging and some meals will be provided. Support for air or ground travel to/from the workshop is available to a limited number of participants.
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* Shared workshop content: [https://tdwg.github.io/esp/georeferencing/workflows https://tdwg.github.io/esp/georeferencing/workflows]
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* Shared Google Doc for collaborative notes: [https://bit.ly/3eEpkag https://bit.ly/3eEpkag]
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* Tips for using Zoom: [https://bit.ly/2wV6j2v https://bit.ly/2wV6j2v]
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* [https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5oJ3Wxt3j2RPBn7 Post-workshop feedback survey]
  
 
== Agenda ==
 
== Agenda ==
  
Details of agenda will be updated and finalized at a later point, however we anticipate the following schedule:
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Workshop Zoom meetings will be held from 9:00-10:30 AM Salt Lake City time; [https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Georeferencing+for+Paleo&iso=20200428T09&p1=220&ah=1&am=30 check your local time here].
  
 
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''April 27'''
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" |  
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Monday'''
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Pre-workshop'''
 
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| style="background-color:#ffffc7;"| Travel to SLC
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| April 6 - 17: Information gathering; Record a short video or share protocols, workflows, etc.
 
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| 2:00 - 5:00
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|  
| Workshop
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| April 20 - 27: [https://tdwg.github.io/esp/georeferencing/workflows.html Review information gathered]
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| 5:00 - 7:00
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| Evening social
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|-
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''April 28'''
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''April 28'''
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Tuesday'''
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Tuesday'''
 
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|-
| 8:00 - 5:00
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| 9:00 - 10:30 AM MDT
| Workshop (lunch provided)
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| Demo & discussion: What does existing georeference data available on iDigBio/GBIF look like?
 
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''April 29'''
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''April 29'''
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Wednesday'''
 
! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Wednesday'''
 
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| 8:00 - 3:00
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| 9:00 - 10:30 AM MDT
| Workshop (lunch provided)
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| Demo & discussion: Deep dive into DwC and ABCD standards related to georeference data
 
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" |  
| style="background-color:#ffffc7;"| Travel home
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Post-workshop'''
 
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''April 30'''
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! style="background-color:#dcdcdc;" | '''Thursday'''
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| Action items and format to be determined by participants during sessions on April 28 & 29.
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| style="background-color:#ffffc7;"|
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| style="background-color:#ffffc7;"| Travel home
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== Local Transportation ==
 
 
To reach the workshop venue and hotel from the airport via public transit, take the TRAX Green Line train to Courthouse Station, transfer to the TRAX Red Line and get off at Fort Douglas Station. Train time is approximately 45 minutes. From Fort Douglas Station, you can either walk 0.3 miles to the University Guest House at 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, or walk 0.8 miles to the Museum at 301 Wakara Way. More details on public transit in Salt Lake City can be found on the [https://www.rideuta.com/ Ride UTA website].
 
 
Taxi, Lyft, or Uber are also transportation options between the airport and the workshop venue/hotel. Driving time is approximately 20-30 minutes.
 
 
The simplest way to travel between the Museum and the University Guest House is by walking (0.7 miles, or 10-15 minutes).
 
  
 
==Remote Access==
 
==Remote Access==
  
Workshop organizers are discussing the demand and logistical possibility of providing remote access for portions of this workshop. If you would like to register your interest in remote participation, please do so by sending an email to [mailto:ekrimmel@fsu.edu ekrimmel@fsu.edu].
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This workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom and asynchronous recorded content. Participants will receive connection information via email.
  
 
= Reports and Resources =
 
= Reports and Resources =
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==='''[https://www.idigbio.org/content/workshop-report-georeferencing-paleo See here for post-workshop blog!]'''===
  
 
* [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Paleo_Digitization_Working_Group iDigBio Paleo Digitization Working Group]
 
* [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Paleo_Digitization_Working_Group iDigBio Paleo Digitization Working Group]
 
* [https://github.com/tdwg/esp/ TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology Interest Group]
 
* [https://github.com/tdwg/esp/ TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology Interest Group]
 
* [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Georeferencing_Working_Group iDigBio Georeferencing Working Group]
 
* [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Georeferencing_Working_Group iDigBio Georeferencing Working Group]
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* [https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.4.e32449 Georeferencing for Research Use Report] See supplemental file for issues researchers must address before they can use biocollections data.

Latest revision as of 23:42, 4 June 2020

This wiki provides logistical resources for the workshop Georeferencing for Paleo: Refreshing the approach to fossil localities. Additional resources that we expect to be active beyond the lifespan of the workshop are hosted on GitHub by the TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology Interest Group.

General Information

When: April 28 & 29, 2020; 9:00-10:30am MDT each day (check your local time here)
Where: Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT **due to concern for COVID-19 this workshop will now be held entirely remotely**
Organizers: Carrie Levitt-Bussian (Natural History Museum of Utah), Holly Little (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History), Talia Karim (University of Colorado Boulder), Erica Krimmel (iDigBio), Deborah Paul (iDigBio)
Expected number of participants: 40

This workshop will follow iDigBio's Code of Conduct.

Goals & Outcomes

**Note that in the modified, remote-only version of this workshop we expect to focus on information gathering aspects of the goals & outcomes below. Future activities will address the full scope of our original intent.**

As the paleo collections community wraps up several TCNs we recognize that a significant amount of digitization work remains to be done and that georeferencing is one of the next big roadblocks. Across all collection types, there are major issues with the quality of georeference data currently available on biodiversity data aggregators such as iDigBio and GBIF. For paleo collections, there are additional issues related to applying existing georeferencing workflows in the paleontological context, as well as to sharing georeference data publicly. This workshop will take advantage of the momentum catalyzed by ADBC funding in the paleontological collections community to address critical issues related to georeferencing workflows and georeferencing data quality. We will bring representatives from the paleo TCNs/PENs together with participants representing perspectives external to the existing ADBC community, to:

  • Address the lack and poor quality of specimen georeference data shared on biodiversity aggregators, e.g. the iDigBio Portal, by determining recommendations for the paleo collections community on best practices and workflows for generating and sharing this data.
  • Identify technical barriers to implementing these recommendations and discuss a strategy for communicating them to standards organizations, aggregators, collection management software solutions, and georeferencing software tools.
  • Disseminate the findings of this workshop widely, both within the paleo collections community (including to collectors) and as a resource discoverable by other domains. Findings will include a “toolkit” to share the recommendations on best practices and workflows determined by this workshop.

The organizers hosted two listening sessions in January 2020 to review these goals and plan specific workshop activities. These listening sessions were not restricted to workshop participants. Notes from the listening session have been synthesized here – please feel free to add your own thoughts. Additional community input is also being collected in this document covering challenges, resources, and collection scope.

We will host workshop outcome documents on GitHub via the TDWG Earth Sciences and Paleobiology interest group.

Logistics

Important links for the virtual workshop!!

Agenda

Workshop Zoom meetings will be held from 9:00-10:30 AM Salt Lake City time; check your local time here.

Pre-workshop
April 6 - 17: Information gathering; Record a short video or share protocols, workflows, etc.
April 20 - 27: Review information gathered
April 28 Tuesday
9:00 - 10:30 AM MDT Demo & discussion: What does existing georeference data available on iDigBio/GBIF look like?
April 29 Wednesday
9:00 - 10:30 AM MDT Demo & discussion: Deep dive into DwC and ABCD standards related to georeference data
Post-workshop
Action items and format to be determined by participants during sessions on April 28 & 29.

Remote Access

This workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom and asynchronous recorded content. Participants will receive connection information via email.

Reports and Resources

See here for post-workshop blog!