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= Overview  =
 
= Overview  =
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|iDigBio supports a number of Working Groups and Interest Groups, which form and dissolve organically according to current needs. Working Groups and Interest Groups are small, enduring, topic-focused, collaborative groups of individuals (typically 10-15 participants). Members of these groups collaborate virtually via the iDigBio Forums, Listservs, Wiki, Tele/Video-Conferencing, and/or via onsite meetings to resolve issues and advance progress on the goals of the group. Group membership may change over time; however, the structure and objectives of the group are long-standing. Temporary Working/Interest Groups are typically focused on delivery of short-term objectives, while standing Working Groups are tasked with ongoing research, development, and improvement activities.
  
iDigBio supports a number of Working Groups. Several working groups are focused on the delivery of short-term objectives, while other standing Working Groups are tasked with ongoing research, development, and improvement activities. This page provides an overview of both current (active) and disbanded (inactive) Working Groups.  
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This page provides an overview of iDigBio's current (active) and disbanded (inactive) Working Groups and Interest Groups.  
  
The section "Overlap with Other Working Groups" should be used to list subject areas that may duplicate some effort from another Working Group. When Working Group activities stray into these overlapping subject areas then collaboration between working groups is warranted for those tasks.  
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The section "Overlap with Other Working Groups" should be used to list subject areas that may duplicate some effort from another Working/Interest Group. When Working/Interest Group activities stray into these overlapping subject areas, then collaboration between working groups is warranted for those tasks or objectives.
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= Forming or Dissolving a Working/Interest Group  =
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|Working Groups and Interest Groups are allowed to form and dissolve organically according to current needs. No formal proposal to iDigBio is required to form or dissolve a Working/Interest Group; simply create and complete the basic information about the group on this page. The Working/Interest Group leader is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information on this page.
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= Active Working Groups  =
 
= Active Working Groups  =
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== API User Group (R-based) ==
  
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'''Background:''' This working group originated based on conversations at the ADBC Summit 2019. You can link to this wiki section using the short link '''[http://bit.ly/idigbio-api-wg http://bit.ly/idigbio-api-wg]'''.
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*[mailto:heidorn@email.arizona.edu Bryan Heidorn], (Chair), Univ of AZ
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*[mailto:ekrimmel@fsu.edu Erica Krimmel], iDigBio / Florida State University
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*Shelly Gaynor, University of Florida
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*Ron Canepa, iDigBio / University of Florida
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*Cat Chapman, iDigBio / University of Florida
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*Deb Paul, iDigBio / Florida State University
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|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
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| This working group focuses on using tools such as the iDigBio API (Application Programming Interface) to work with biodiversity occurrence data in R for the purposes of both collections management, e.g. to review specimen data quality issues, and downstream research, e.g. to facilitate reproducible and reusable methods. Community members of all backgrounds (collections staff, researchers, IT, etc.) and levels of programming experience (including R novice) are encouraged to use this working group as a place to discover and discuss API data access, issues, and solutions, as well as to build a dispersed network of API power users. This working group will maintain a repository of relevant code for reuse and identify concrete improvements that could be made to the iDigBio API documentation.
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|valign="top"| '''Links'''
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*'''[https://github.com/biodiversity-specimen-data/specimen-data-use-case Working group on GitHub]'''
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*[https://github.com/iDigBio/idigbio-search-api/wiki iDigBio Search API documentation]
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*[https://github.com/idigbio/ridigbio iDigBio API library for R (ridigbio)]
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|valign="top"| '''Meetings'''
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Join us for [https://www.idigbio.org/content/open-office-hours-hosted-api-user-group-r-based open office hours] on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm Eastern!
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If you attend the open office hours session, '''please take a minute to [https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YEKQpse5nqwQFD fill out this survey]'''.
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== Arctos Working Group ==
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[mailto:arctos-working-group@googlegroups.com Mariel Campbell] (Chair), Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Please see a complete and up-to-date list of additional working group members on the [https://arctosdb.org/join-arctos/support/ arctosdb.org website.]
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| The nitty gritty operations of [https://arctosdb.org/about Arctos] are managed by an appointed Working Group, which consists of museum curators and collection managers who oversee communications, documentation, development priorities, and outreach. The Chair of the Working Group serves as the liaison between the Steering Committee, Arctos programmers, the user community, and Arctos programmers. Beginning in September 2017, the Arctos Working Group will host monthly webinars.
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|valign="top"| '''Links'''
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*[https://arctosdb.org/ Learn more about Arctos]
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*[http://arctos.database.museum/SpecimenSearch.cfm Arctos Data Portal]
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*[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/arctos-working-group AWG Google Group]
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|valign="top"| '''Webinar Recordings'''
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQwXw0e9w-E&t=44s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=2 Arctos Introduction for Non-Managers] (June 6, 2017)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miVsxdMuGEs&list=PLA1YSv1rn8XcR6Pe0qyNuM8h07GB87bMh&index=2 Introduction to Arctos as a CMS and Community] (September 12, 2017)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY5kDQNQ8VA&list=PLA1YSv1rn8XcR6Pe0qyNuM8h07GB87bMh&index=3 Basic and Advanced Searching in Arctos] (October 10, 2017)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zeegl0eyqkg&list=PLA1YSv1rn8XcR6Pe0qyNuM8h07GB87bMh&index=4 Transactions in Arctos (accessions, loans, permits)] (November 14, 2017)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n06u4rni5z8&list=PLA1YSv1rn8XcR6Pe0qyNuM8h07GB87bMh&index=5 Projects, Publications and Citations in Arctos] (December 12, 2017)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUE5deS_hLo&list=PLA1YSv1rn8XcR6Pe0qyNuM8h07GB87bMh&index=6 Data Entry and Bulkloading in Arctos] (January 9, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvxcQ6RDA-U&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=3&t=1s Data Cleaning Tools for use Prior to Migrating into Arctos] (February 13, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVVq0HKbVNU&t=0s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=9 Introduction to Cultural Collections in Arctos] (February 13, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Pwtn7PG10&t=7s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=10 Tissues, Containers, and Object Tracking in Arctos] (April 10, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGSvTOoGrac&t=1s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=11 Arctos Reports] (May 8, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocEr1Tl-iNo&t=6s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=12 Arctos Open Office Hours I] (June 12, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e-NK8rNSTs&t=278s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=13 Geography Part I: How Arctos handles Geographical Data] (October 9, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuP-hr6yvCU&t=1422s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=14 Geography Part II: Georeferencing and Best Practices of Locality Management] (November 13, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AMQ8SfrXiU&t=12s&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&index=15 Arctos Taxonomy] (December 11, 2018)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0cxguPytmI&index=15&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma Arctos Media] (February 13, 2019)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkNerELuljg&index=18&list=PLih71md2knDh9vQ1uQ0MPBVly1bQ8JSma&t=1s Arctos Open Office Hours II: Bells & Whistles] (March 13, 2019)
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== Augmented Reality Public Education/Outreach Working Group (ARPEO) ==
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|'''Background:''' In 2014, the iDigBio Steering Committee voted to fund the production of a set of augmented reality (AR) flashcards similar to those portrayed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STc8Nsx36MI for the ADBC community's public outreach. 
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*[mailto:AnneBasham@asu.edu Anne Basham], Arizona State University, Project Lead
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*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Austin_Mast Austin Mast], iDigBio, Florida State University, Project Co-Lead
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*[mailto:Neil.Cobb@nau.edu Neil Cobb], Northern Arizona University, Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network
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*[mailto:dietrich@inhs.illinois.edu Chris Dietrich], University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, InvertNet TCN
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*[mailto:Nico.Franz@asu.edu Nico Franz], Arizona State University, Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network TCN
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*[mailto:ahipp@mortonarb.org Andrew Hipp], Morton Arboretum, Great Lakes Invasives TCN
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*[mailto:melissa.islam@botanicgardens.org Melissa Islam], Denver Botanical Gardens, Macrofungi Collection Consortium TCN
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*[mailto:Talia.Karim@Colorado.edu Talia Karim], University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Fossil Insect Collaborative TCN
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*[mailto:jkluse@lsu.edu Jennie Kluse], Louisiana State University, Lichens & Bryophytes TCN
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*[mailto:marshach@science.oregonstate.edu Christopher Marshall], Oregon State University
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*[mailto:bomorri2@illinois.edu Brendan Morris], University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, InvertNet TCN
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*[mailto:kpearson@bio.fsu.edu Katie Pearson], iDigBio, Florida State University
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*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
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*[mailto:sierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald], Field Museum of Natural History, InvertEBase TCN
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*[mailto:dena.smith@colorado.edu Dena Smith], University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Fossil Insect Collaborative TCN
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*[mailto:gsvenson@cmnh.org Gavin Svenson], Cleveland Museum of Natural History, InvertEBase TCN
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*[mailto:patrick.sweeney@yale.edu Patrick Sweeney], Yale Peabody Museum, New England Vascular Plants TCN
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*[mailto:mguilliams@sbbg.org C.Matt Guilliams], Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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| The working group will produce one card per TCN for a desktop/mobile AR software application.  Each card will convey information about the TCN and the value of its targeted biodiversity research specimens and will provide augmented reality buttons that link to further information on the web.  For example, a card with a 2-D herbarium specimen image on it could spring to life through the augmented reality viewer, producing a 3-D model of the fresh flower of the species that can be manipulated by turning the card.  Combining the herbarium specimen image and an insect card image in the viewer could potentially launch a pollination video—a response that would not occur with either card alone.  The goal is to have an exciting interactive tool for formal and informal education initiatives while building collaboration on the education and outreach front within our ADBC community.
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| [[Augmented Reality Public Outreach Working Group|Wiki]]
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== Augmenting OCR (aOCR)  ==
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|'''Background:''' The Augmenting OCR working group formed from the first iDigBio Summit in 2011 out of a community consensus wish to attempt improving OCR output and algorithm tools to speed up the digitization process. Initial group members were suggested by those present at Summit 2011.
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Our current working group met, in person, at a [[IDigBio Augmenting OCR Workshop| workshop in October 2012]] to learn more about each other's use of OCR and OCR output, plan a February 2013 [http://tinyurl.com/idigbioaocrhackathon hackathon], develop content for our iSchools 2013 iConference workshop panel, and learn more about the latest developments in handwriting recognition. We put together iDigBio's first hackathon and presented our working group plans at [http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/workshop11/v iConference13]. In December of 2013, at the iDigBio CITScribe hackathon, the aOCR working group built some working demos of visualization tools that facilitate searching of OCR output. These tools present novel ways to create record sets for citizen scientists, researchers, and data validators too. A recorded demonstration iDigBio webinar: Visualize Text Data From OCR Output on 22 January 2014 presented live demos of these OCR output visualization tools to show how they fit in a digitization workflow.
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*[mailto:heidorn@email.arizona.edu Bryan Heidorn], (Chair), Director, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] (Co-Chair), iDigBio User Services  
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] (Co-Chair), iDigBio User Services  
*[mailto:ranglin@wisc.edu Robert Anglin], (Symbiota, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/North_American_Lichens_and_Bryophytes_-_Sensitive_Indicators_of_Environmental_Quality_and_Change LBCC TCN])
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*[mailto:ranglin@wisc.edu Robert Anglin], Symbiota Developer, [[North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change| LBCC TCN]]
*[mailto:jbest@brit.org Jason Best] (BRIT [http://www.apiaryproject.org Apiary])
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*[mailto:anne.barber@gmail.com Anne Barber], SALIX
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*[mailto:jbest@brit.org Jason Best], Director Biodiversity Informatics at [http://www.brit.org/ BRIT]
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*[mailto:stevenchong@email.arizona.edu Steven Chong], Graduate Student, University of Arizona, School of Information Resources and Library Science
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Renato_J._Figueiredo Renato Figueiredo], iDigBio IT  
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Renato_J._Figueiredo Renato Figueiredo], iDigBio IT  
*[mailto:egbiodiversity@gmail.com Ed Gilbert] (Symbiota, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/North_American_Lichens_and_Bryophytes_-_Sensitive_Indicators_of_Environmental_Quality_and_Change LBCC TCN])
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*[mailto:egbiodiversity@gmail.com Ed Gilbert] Symbiota Lead Developer, [[North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change| LBCC TCN]], MaCC TCN
*[mailto:Nathan.Gnanasambandam@XEROX.COM Nathan Gnanasambandam], (Xerox)
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*[mailto:Nathan.Gnanasambandam@XEROX.COM Nathan Gnanasambandam], Xerox  
*[mailto:sgottschalk@nybg.org Stephen Gottschalk], ([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Thematic_Focus:_Collaborative_Research_-_Plants,_Herbivores,_and_Parasitoids:_A_Model_System_for_the_Study_of_Tri-trophic_Associations Tri-Trophic TCN], [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/The_Macrofungi_Collection_Consortium Macrofungi TCN]) (NYBG)
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*[mailto:sgottschalk@nybg.org Stephen Gottschalk], Curatorial Assistant, New York Botanical Garden
*[mailto:E.Haston@rbge.ac.uk Elspeth Haston],(Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)
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*[mailto:E.Haston@rbge.ac.uk Elspeth Haston], Assistant Curator, Digitisation [http://www.rbge.org.uk/ Royal Botanic Garden] Edinburgh
*[mailto:Peter.Lang@ABBYYUSA.COM Peter Lang], ( [http://www.abbyy.com ABBYY] )
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*[mailto:daryl@daryllafferty.com Daryl Lafferty], SALIX
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*[mailto:Peter.Lang@ABBYYUSA.COM Peter Lang], Pre Sales Engineer, [http://www.abbyy.com ABBYY]
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
*[mailto:nahil.sobh@gmail.com Nahil Sobh], ([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/InvertNet:_An_Integrative_Platform_for_Research_on_Environmental_Change,_Species_Discovery_and_Identification InvertNet TCN])
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*[mailto:nahil.sobh@gmail.com Nahil Sobh], InvertNet Developer, [[InvertNet: An Integrative Platform for Research on Environmental Change, Species Discovery and Identification| InvertNet TCN]]
*[mailto:kwatson@nybg.org Kimberly Watson], ([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Thematic_Focus:_Collaborative_Research_-_Plants,_Herbivores,_and_Parasitoids:_A_Model_System_for_the_Study_of_Tri-trophic_Associations Tri-Trophic] TCN, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/The_Macrofungi_Collection_Consortium Macrofungi TCN]) (NYBG)
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*[mailto:william.ulate@mobot.org William Ulate], Technical Director, [http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)]
*[mailto:qianjinzhang@email.arizona.edu Qianjin Zhang], (Univ. of AZ)
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*[mailto:kwatson@nybg.org Kimberly Watson], Curatorial Assistant, New York Botanical Garden [[Thematic Focus: Collaborative Research - Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-trophic Associations| Tri-Trophic]] TCN  
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*[mailto:qianjinzhang@email.arizona.edu Qianjin Zhang], Graduate Student, University of Arizona, School of Information Resources and Library Science
  
 
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|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
| Engage experts in the biodiversity and information technology fields to identify opportunities to broadly implement existing effective OCR tools and enhance  
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| Engage experts in the biodiversity and information technology fields to identify opportunities to broadly implement existing effective OCR tools and enhance existing Machine and Natural Language Processing technologies to meet the needs of the biodiversity community. Want to know more? Contact [mailto:heidorn@email.arizona.edu Bryan Heidorn] or [https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] or any other member of the working group. We'd like to hear from you!  
existing Machine and Natural Language Processing technologies to meet the needs of the biodiversity community. Want to know more? Contact [mailto:heidorn@email.arizona.edu Bryan Heidorn] or [https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] or any other member of the working group. We'd like to hear from you!  
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| Needing access to the specimen label images on the iDigBio server, the aOCR working group overlaps with the cyberinfrastructure working group. This includes OS issues as well as hardware minimum requirements necessary for whatever hack-a-thon type activities the aOCR group persues.
 
| Needing access to the specimen label images on the iDigBio server, the aOCR working group overlaps with the cyberinfrastructure working group. This includes OS issues as well as hardware minimum requirements necessary for whatever hack-a-thon type activities the aOCR group persues.
 
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|*[https://www.idigbio.org/forums/augmenting-ocr-and-nlp Augmenting OCR and NLP Forum]
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*[[Augmenting OCR|Augmenting OCR Working Group Wiki]]
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*[https://www.idigbio.org/forums/augmenting-ocr-and-nlp Augmenting OCR and NLP Forum]  
*[[Augmenting OCR Working Group Resources|Augmenting OCR Working Group Resources]]
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*[[Augmenting OCR|Augmenting OCR Working Group Wiki]]  
*[mailto:IDIGBIO-AOCR-L@lists.ufl.edu Augmenting OCR Listserve]
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*[[Augmenting OCR Working Group Resources|Augmenting OCR Working Group Resources]]  
*[http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/augmentocr/ Augmenting OCR Adobe Connect Meeting Space]
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*[mailto:IDIGBIO-AOCR-L@lists.ufl.edu Augmenting OCR Listserv]  
*[https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/admin/content?sco-id=1164702751&tab-id=1130716097 Adobe Connect Recorded Content]
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*[https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-augmenting-ocr-october-2012-workshop-february-2013-hackathon Announcing the iDigBio Augmenting OCR Working Group Meeting October 1 - 2, Gainesville, Florida]
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*[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Workshops All iDigBio Workshops in Summary]  
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== Biodiversity Collection Management Solutions Working Group ==
  
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|'''Background:''' A Special Interest Group for Collections Management Software Providers was scheduled as part of the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections Meeting in Chicago (2019) with this program abstract:
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The Collections Management Software Special Interest Group is open to anyone who develops, manages, or uses specialized collection management software as well as those who aggregate data generated from these systems. We will begin a conversation regarding interoperability and data quality issues affecting all natural history collections.
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In response to the meeting, a [https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/biodiversity-collections-management-solutions-si Google Forum Group] has been created to continue discussion.
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|}
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 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col"| Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Andrea_Matsunaga Andréa Matsunaga] (Lead), iDigBio IT
+
*[mailto:jegelewicz66@gmail.com Teresa J. Mayfield-Meyer] (Organizer) and representing [https://arctosdb.org/about Arctos] as [mailto:arctos.treasurer@gmail.com Treasurer of the Arctos Working Group]
*Michael Bevans, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Thematic_Focus:_Collaborative_Research_-_Plants,_Herbivores,_and_Parasitoids:_A_Model_System_for_the_Study_of_Tri-trophic_Associations Tri-tropic TCN] IT
+
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services (Adviser)
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Renato_J._Figueiredo Renato Figueiredo], iDigBio IT
+
*[mailto:jbest@brit.org Jason Best], Director Biodiversity Informatics at [http://www.brit.org/ BRIT]
*Edward Gilbert, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/North_American_Lichens_and_Bryophytes_-_Sensitive_Indicators_of_Environmental_Quality_and_Change Lichens & Bryophytes], [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/The_Macrofungi_Collection_Consortium Macrofungi] and [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Southwest_Collections_of_Arthropods_Network_(SCAN) SCAN] TCNs IT, Symbiota
+
*[mailto:campmlc@unm.edu Mariel Campbell] at [https://msb.unm.edu/index.html Museum of Southwestern Biology], [https://msb.unm.edu/divisions/genomics/index.html Division of Genomic Resources] and representing [https://arctosdb.org/about Arctos] as [mailto:arctos.chair@gmail.com Chair of the Arctos Working Group]
*Corinna Gries, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/North_American_Lichens_and_Bryophytes_-_Sensitive_Indicators_of_Environmental_Quality_and_Change Lichens & Bryophytes TCN], PI
+
*Helen Dailey
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Jiangyan_Xu Jiangyan Xu], iDigBio IT
+
*Kate Doyle
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Guillaume_Jimenez Guillaume Jimenez], iDigBio IT
+
*Elana Dux
*[mailto:tkirchgessner@nybg.org Tony Kirchgessner], [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Thematic_Focus:_Collaborative_Research_-_Plants,_Herbivores,_and_Parasitoids:_A_Model_System_for_the_Study_of_Tri-trophic_Associations Tri-trophic TCN] IT, NYBG
+
*Lisa Goldberg
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Casey_A._McLaughlin Casey McLaughlin], iDigBio IT
+
*[mailto:shelley.james@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au Shelley James], National Herbarium of NSW, Collections Manager and Head Curator
*[mailto:nahil.sobh@GMAIL.COM Nahil Sobh], [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/InvertNet:_An_Integrative_Platform_for_Research_on_Environmental_Change,_Species_Discovery_and_Identification InvertNet TCN] IT, Co-PI
+
*Stevie Kennedy-Gold
*Omar Sobh, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/InvertNet:_An_Integrative_Platform_for_Research_on_Environmental_Change,_Species_Discovery_and_Identification InvertNet TCN] IT
+
*Jenna Lanman
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Alex_Thompson Alex Thompson], iDigBio IT
+
*Holly Little
 +
*Matthew Lowe
 +
*Katherine Mallalieu
 +
*Tiana Rehman
 +
*Samantha Shea
 +
*Diana Soteropoulos
 +
*Brianne Varnerin
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
| Define, document and test iDigBio service Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and appliances. The first phase will focus on data ingestion APIs and appliances considering TCN use cases.
+
|The members of this group are seeking solutions that will increase interoperability between existing biodiversity collection management solutions and improve data quality overall.
Definition and documentation of potential services and appliances for OCR and georeferencing are left to the respective working groups. Definition of data structure for ingestion is left to MISC working group.  
+
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|
 +
*[https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/biodiversity-collections-management-solutions-sig Google Discussion Forum]
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Biodiversity Informatics Management (BIM) Working Group  ==
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
 
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Joanna_McCaffrey Joanna McCaffrey] iDigBio Biodiversity Informatics Manager (co-lead)
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Shelley_James Shelley James] iDigBio Data Management Coordinator
 +
*[mailto:djallard@uvm.edu Dorothy Allard], University of Vermont, Montpelier
 +
*[mailto:anne.barber@gmail.com Anne Barber], Arizona State University
 +
*[mailto:abentley@ku.edu Andy Bentley], Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
 +
*[mailto:lawrence.gall@yale.edu Lawrence Gall], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
*[mailto:egbiodiversity@gmail.com Ed Gilbert],  [[North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change| Lichens & Bryophytes]], and [[Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)| SCAN]] TCNs IT, Symbiota
 +
*[mailto:les.landrum@asu.edu Les Landrum], Arizona State University
 +
*[mailto:amast@bio.fsu.edu Austin Mast], iDigBio, Florida State University Herbarium
 +
* [http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris ], Harvard MCZ
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul], iDigBio Digitization and Workforce Training
 +
*[mailto:rabeler@umich.edu Rich Rabeler],  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| The role of biodiversity informatics management and biodiversity informatics managers as a recognized profession is becoming increasingly important to digitization programs, biodiversity data management, and to museum organizational hierarchy. The most successful digitization programs visited by Nelson and Paul (2012) in preparation for their paper in Zookeys were directly dependent on the presence of strong biodiversity informatics managers with well-defined roles, supported from the top of the organizational hierarchy, and focused on providing guidance and service to digitization staff and initiatives. The institutionalization of this role will ensure the sustainability of digitization initiatives. Members of the Droid 1 workgroup recognized this need as an important component underlying successful implementation of digitization workflows and practices, and strongly suggested that iDigBio sponsor a working group focused on this issue.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| &nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Links'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|[[Biodiversity Informatics Management|Wiki]], [mailto:idigbiobim-L@lists.ufl.edu Listserv]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Data Management Interest Group (DMI) ==
 +
{| border="0" cellpadding="4" style="width:95%"
 +
|-
 +
|Keeping up with data requires certain skills and infrastructure. This Interest Group discusses issues surrounding shared data and the help and information the community needs in order to ensure the provider has the most up-to-date versions of their own datasets. Many providers find their data enriched by an aggregator, only to discover their own database cannot hold the enriched data, or that they do not have the skills needed to update their database. It is our intent in this group, to provide a forum for discussion, and act as a resource for guidance to point providers toward potential solutions. At the same time, this group is aware that the shared-data landscape is a moving target. To keep up, we invite anyone with an interest in this topic to join us. Currently we plan to meet bi-monthly.
 +
 
 +
Interest Group Kickoff Webinar: Thursday, August 7th 2014. 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/data-management-interest-group-kickoff-webinar iDigBio Calendar Announcement]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
[[Cyberinfrastructure Working Group|Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Wiki]]  
+
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:james.r.allen@colorado.edu Ryan Allen], University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:dbloom@vertnet.org David Bloom], VertNet Coordinator
 +
*[mailto:jengland@rsabg.org Joy England], Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Curatorial Assistant
 +
*[mailto:sjames@flmnh.ufl.edu Shelley James], iDigBio Data Management Coordinator
 +
*[mailto:ekrimmel@naturemuseum.org Erica Krimmel], Chicago Academy of Sciences, Asst. Collections Manager
 +
*[mailto:garymotz@indiana.edu Gary Motz], Indiana University, Paleontology Collection Manager
 +
*[mailto:mnazaire@rsabg.org Mare Nazaire], Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Collection/Database Manager
 +
*[mailto:rabeler@umich.edu Richard Rabeler], University of Michigan, Research Museum Collection Manager
 +
*[mailto:nrios@tulane.edu Nelson Rios], Tulane University Biodiversity Institute, Database Developer (GEOLocate, CoGe)
 +
*[mailto:larussell@vertnet.org Laura Russell], VertNet Programmer
 +
*[mailto:annethessen@gmail.com Anne Thessen], The Data Detektiv
 +
*[mailto:godfoder@acis.ufl.edu Alex Thompson], iDigBio Developer
 +
*[mailto:brian-westra@uiowa.edu Brian Westra], University of Iowa, Data Services Manager
 +
*[mailto:tuco@berkeley.edu John Wieczorek], VertNet Developer
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Past Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:una.farrell@gmail.com Una Farrell]
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| We aim to help the community with the challenges of keeping up with shared data by pointing those who need help to the existing resources or gather more about what needs to be done.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| We overlap somewhat with CYWG, BIM, and DROID
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|[[Data Management Interest Group|Wiki]]<br />
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Listservs#Data_Management_Interest_Group_.28DMig.29 DMig Listserv]<br />
 +
[[Digitization Training Workshops| Training Workshops Wiki]]<br />
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-image-file-format-requirements-and-recommendations Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations]<br />
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/workflow-modules-and-task-lists Flat Sheets and Packets published workflows]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID) ==
 +
Focus on the development of media-generating digitization workflows.
 +
 
 +
=== DROID1: Flat Sheets and Packets  ===
 +
{| border="0" cellpadding="4" style="width:95%"
 +
|-
 +
|The various preparation-specific DROID working groups was spawned from the [https://www.idigbio.org/content/digitization-workflow-workshop-report DROID] workshop, held in Gainesville, Florida in May 2012. The purpose of this workshop was an exploration of digitization workflows and methods for improving workflow efficiency across preparation types. The DROID 1 working group is focused on flat sheets and packets digitization, primarily as this relates to herbarium collections. Flat Sheets and Packets completed a set of workflows in fall 2012 and published them on [https://www.idigbio.org/content/workflow-modules-and-task-lists iDigBio's Documentation Page.]
 +
 
 +
An herbarium digitization workshop was spawned from the DROID effort,during which the workflows developed by Flat Sheets and Packets were presented and distributed. A [[Digitization Training Workshops| digitization training workshop wiki]] has been created to provide links to resources for this and upcoming workshops spawned by the initial DROID workshop.
  
 +
DROID 1 workflows development also led to considerations of imaging standards, which resulted in the development of iDigBio's statement of [https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-image-file-format-requirements-and-recommendations Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations], also published in fall 2012.
 
|}
 
|}
== Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID1)  ==
 
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
+
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:djallard@uvm.edu Dorothy Allard], University of Vermont, Montpelier
 +
*[mailto:anne.barber@gmail.com Anne Barber], Arizona State University
 +
*[mailto:egbiodiversity@gmail.com Edward Gilbert], [[North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change| Lichens & Bryophytes]], [[The Macrofungi Collection Consortium| Macrofungi]] and [[Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)| SCAN]] TCNs IT, Symbiota
 +
*[mailto:les.landrum@asu.edu Les Landrum], Arizona State University
 +
* [https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Mast Austin Mast], iDigBio, Florida State University Herbarium
 +
* [http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris ], Harvard, MCZ
 +
*[mailto:aneill@brit.org Amanda K. Neill], BRIT, Texas A&M University
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services  
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services  
*[mailto:djallard@UVM.EDU Dorothy Allard], UVM
+
*[mailto:rabeler@umich.edu Richard Rabeler], University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
* Anne Barber, ASU
+
*[mailto:patrick.sweeney@yale.edu‎ Patrick Sweeney], [[Mobilizing New England Vascular Plant Specimen Data| New England Vascular Plants TCN]] Co-PI, Yale Peabody Museum
* Edward Gilbert, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/North_American_Lichens_and_Bryophytes_-_Sensitive_Indicators_of_Environmental_Quality_and_Change Lichens & Bryophytes], [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/The_Macrofungi_Collection_Consortium Macrofungi] and [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Southwest_Collections_of_Arthropods_Network_(SCAN) SCAN] TCNs IT, Symbiota
+
* Les Landrum, ASU
+
* [https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Mast Austin Mast], FSU
+
* [http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris ], Harvard
+
* Amanda K. Neill, Texas A&M University
+
* Richard Rabeler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
+
* Patrick Sweeney, [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Mobilizing_New_England_Vascular_Plant_Specimen_Data New England Vascular Plants TCN] Co-PI Yale - Peabody
+
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| The Flat Sheets and Packets Working Group (DROID1) is devoting its attention to developing workflow modules and tasks recommendations for vascular and non-vascular plant specimens.
 
| The Flat Sheets and Packets Working Group (DROID1) is devoting its attention to developing workflow modules and tasks recommendations for vascular and non-vascular plant specimens.
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| See WG for DROID2 and DROID3
 
| See WG for DROID2 and DROID3
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Links'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Links'''  
| [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Developing_Robust_Object_to_Image_to_Data_(DROID1) Wiki]
+
| [[Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID1)| Wiki]]
 +
[[Digitization Training Workshops| Training Workshops Wiki]]<br />
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-image-file-format-requirements-and-recommendations Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations]<br />
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/workflow-modules-and-task-lists Flat Sheets and Packets published workflows]
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID2==
+
=== DROID2: Pinned Specimens in Trays and Drawers ===
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
+
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:Nicole.Fisher@csiro.au Nicole Fisher], ANIC
 +
*[mailto:nico.franz@asu.edu Nico Franz], Arizona State University
 +
*[mailto:lawrence.gall@yale.edu Lawrence Gall], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
*[mailto:talia.karim@colorado.edu Talia Karim], University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
 +
*[http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris], Harvard, MCZ
 +
*[mailto:oswald@tamu.edu John Oswald], Texas A&M
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services
*Talia Karim, talia.karim@colorado.edu
+
*[mailto:egrchryso@tamu.edu Edward Riley], Texas A&M
*Edward Riley
+
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
*Katja Seltmann
+
*[mailto:psierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald], Field Museum of Natural History
*Lawrence Gall
+
*[mailto:mthayer@fieldmuseum.org Margaret Thayer], Field Museum of Natural History
*Petra Sierwald
+
*[mailto:jct@ku.edu Jennifer Thomas], University of Kansas
*Nico Franz
+
 
*Margaret Thayer
+
*Jennifer Thomas
+
*John Oswald
+
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| The Pinned Specimens in Trays and Drawers Working Group is devoting its attention to developing workflow modules and task lists for digitizing dry, pinned specimens.
 
| The Pinned Specimens in Trays and Drawers Working Group is devoting its attention to developing workflow modules and task lists for digitizing dry, pinned specimens.
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| See WG for DROID1 and DROID3
 
| See WG for DROID1 and DROID3
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Links'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Links'''  
| [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Developing_Robust_Object_to_Image_to_Data_(DROID2) Wiki]
+
|[[Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID2)| Wiki]]
[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/File:Pinned-folksCrop.jpg Photo - First Meeting of DROID2 Working Group]
+
[[Media:Pinned-folksCrop.jpg|Photo - First Meeting of DROID2 Working Group]]
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID3) ==
+
=== DROID3: Things in Spirits ===
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
+
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:abentley@ku.edu Andy Bentley], Biodiversity Institute, University of of Kansas
 +
*[mailto:acohen@austin.utexas.edu Adam Cohen],Texas Natural History Collections, University of Texas
 +
*[mailto:lford@oeb.harvard.edu Linda Ford], Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard
 +
*[mailto:talia.karim@colorado.edu Talia Karim] University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services  
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services  
 +
*[mailto:pentcheff@gmail.com Dean Pentcheff], Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
 +
*[mailto:nelson@museum.tulane.edu Nelson Rios], Tulane, GeoLocate
 +
*[mailto:rhrobins@flmnh.ufl.edu Rob Robins], Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
 +
*[mailto:Jessica.utrup@yale.edu Jessica Utrup], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
*[mailto:awilliston@oeb.harvard.edu Andy Williston], Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard
 +
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| The working group will devote its attention to specimens in jars and of greater 3D dimensionality.
 
| The working group will devote its attention to specimens in jars and of greater 3D dimensionality.
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| See WG for DROID1 and DROID2
 
| See WG for DROID1 and DROID2
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Links'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Links'''  
| [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Developing_Robust_Object_to_Image_to_Data_(DROID3) Wiki]
+
| [[Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID3)| Wiki]]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== DROID4: 3D objects in Trays  ===
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:talia.karim@colorado.edu Talia Karim] University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:rjb@ou.edu Roger Burkhalter], University of Oklahoma
 +
*[mailto:susan.butts@yale.edu Susan Butts], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
*[mailto:annm@austin.utexas.edu Ann Molineux], University of Texas, Austin
 +
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization
 +
*[mailto:Jessica.utrup@yale.edu Jessica Utrup], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Past Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:ufarrell@ku.edu Una Farrell], University of Kansas
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| The working group will devote its attention to 3D objects in drawers and boxes.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| See WG for DROID1, DROID2, and DROID3
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
| [[Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID4)| Wiki]]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Education & Outreach (E&O)  ==
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:tbarbaro@eol.org Tracy Barbaro], Encyclopedia of Life
 +
*[mailto:annebasham@asu.edu Anne Basham], Arizona State University
 +
*[mailto:BOLTONAM@si.edu Amy Bolton], Smithsonian Institute
 +
*[mailto:macubeta@ncsu.edu Marc Cubeta], North Carolina State University
 +
*[mailto:michael.denslow@gmail.com Mike Denslow], Appalachian State University
 +
*[mailto:bdunckel@flmnh.ufl.edu Betty Dunckel], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:sellis@ufl.edu Shari Ellis], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:ellwood@bio.fsu.edu Libby Ellwood] iDigBio,  Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:jgoodwin@flmnh.ufl.edu Jillian Goodwin], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:jonathan.hendircks@sjsu.edu Jon Hendricks], San Jose State University
 +
*[mailto:ahipp@mortonarb.org Andrew Hipp], The Morton Arboretum
 +
*[mailto:sjames@flmnh.ufl.edu Shelley James], iDigBio. Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:djennings@flmnh.ufl.edu David Jennings], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:tmarsico@astate.edu Travis Marsico], Arkansas State University
 +
*[mailto:amiller@mortonarb.org Andrea Miller], The Morton Arboretum
 +
*[mailto:murrellze@appstate.edu Zach Murrell], Appalachian State University
 +
*[mailto:bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu Bruce MacFadden], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:marcia.mardis@cci.fsu.edu Marcia Mardis], Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:amast@bio.fsu.edu Austin Mast], iDigBio, Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio, Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu Molly Phillips], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:primack@bu.edu Richard Primack], Boston University
 +
*[mailto:edwin.scholes@cornell.edu Ed Scholes], Cornell University
 +
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
 +
*[mailto:eshea@delmnh.org Liz Shea], Delaware Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:psierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald], Field Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:smitrose@isu.edu Rosemary Smith], Idaho State University
 +
*[mailto:mstuder@eol.org Marie Studer], Encyclopedia of Life
 +
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], New York Botanical Garden
 +
*[mailto:fw04@my.fsu.edu Fang Wang], Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:aweeks3@gmu.edu Andrea Weeks], George Mason University
 +
*[mailto:proot@indiana.edu Polly Root Sturgeon], Indiana Geological and Water Survey
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| This working group will:
 +
 
 +
*Coordinate Education and Outreach activities among iDigBio, TCNs, and other partnering projects
 +
*Share E&amp;O&nbsp; related resources, tools, and training with the ADBC community and beyond
 +
*Develop E&amp;O&nbsp; activities of interest to the HUB and TCNs
 +
*Plan for and implement those activities
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
 
 +
| [[E&O Working Group|Wiki]]: about the working group, meeting notes and links to documentation from the working group.
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Fluid-preserved Arthropod and Microscopic Slide Imaging Interest Group  ==
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Coordinator'''
 +
|
 +
 
 +
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization
 +
 
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| This working group will:
 +
 
 +
*Explore the use of high quality imaging equipment and strategies for implementation and enhancement of fluid-preserved arthropod and microscopic slide imaging, especially as related to high through-put workflows.
 +
*Share imaging strategies among group members.
 +
*Share imaging technology reviews.
 +
*Host webinars and meetings on topics relevant for the group.
 +
*Facilitate common goals.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
 
 +
| [[Fluid_Preserved_Arthropds|Wiki]]: about the working group, meeting notes, links to documentation, meeting schedule.
 +
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
== Georeferencing Working Group (GWG)  ==
 
== Georeferencing Working Group (GWG)  ==
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[mailto:tuco@berkeley.edu John Wieczorek] (Berkeley, MVZ)
+
*[mailto:tuco@berkeley.edu John Wieczorek], University of California, Berkeley, MVZ
*[mailto:Mary.Barkworth@usu.edu Mary Barkworth] (Utah State Univ, UTC)
+
*[mailto:james.r.allen@Colorado.edu James Ryan Allen], University of Colorado
*[mailto:rbeaman@flmnh.ufl.edu Reed Beaman]  
+
*[mailto:sasencio@nybg.org Shannon Asencio], New York Botanical Garden
*[mailto:dbloom@vertnet.org David Bloom] (Berkeley, MVZ)
+
*[mailto:barroso@umich.edu Diego Barroso], University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, UMMZ
*[mailto:ufarrell@ku.edu Una Farrell]&nbsp;([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Creating_A_PALEONICHES Paleoniches TCN], Co-PI)
+
*[mailto:dbloom@vertnet.org David Bloom], University of California, Berkeley, MVZ
 +
*[mailto:brcody@ncsu.edu Bryan Cody], North Carolina State University, Larry F. Grand Mycological Herbarium, NCSLG
 +
*[mailto:cgermain@ufl.edu Charlotte Germain] iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 
*[mailto:Paul.Heinrich@nau.edu Paul Heinrich]&nbsp;([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Southwest_Collections_of_Arthropods_Network_(SCAN) SCAN TCN], Co-PI)  
 
*[mailto:Paul.Heinrich@nau.edu Paul Heinrich]&nbsp;([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Southwest_Collections_of_Arthropods_Network_(SCAN) SCAN TCN], Co-PI)  
 +
*[mailto:mnazaire@rsabg.org Mare Nazaire], Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, RSA-POM
 
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
 
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services  
 
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services  
*[mailto:nelson@museum.tulane.edu Nelson Rios] (Tulane, GeoLocate)
+
*[mailto:mrevelez@angelo.edu Marcia Revelez], Angelo State University, ASNHC
*[mailto:atrox10@gmail.com Carol Spencer] (Berkeley, MVZ)
+
*[mailto:nelson@museum.tulane.edu Nelson Rios], Tulane, GeoLocate  
 +
*[mailto:atrox10@gmail.com Carol Spencer], University of California, Berkeley, MVZ
 +
*[mailto:jessica.utrup@yale.edu Jessica Utrup], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
*[mailto:michael.ray.yost@gmail.com Michael Yost], Denver Botanic Gardens
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Past Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:Mary.Barkworth@usu.edu Mary Barkworth], Utah State Univ, UTC
 +
*[mailto:una.farrell@gmail.com Una Farrell]&nbsp;([https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Creating_A_PALEONICHES Paleoniches TCN], Co-PI)
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
|We're building a [https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/TTT1TTT2 community of expert georeferencing trainers] from our first and second Train-the-Trainers (TTT) Georeferencing Workshops. Check out our [[http://vimeo.com/album/2163673 videos]] anyone can use for training. We're also helping to advance the capabilities of georeferencing tools. Want to know more? Contact any member of the working group. We'd love to hear from you.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|[[Georeferencing | Georeferencing Wiki]]: a compiled, annotated listing of helpful links / resources for georeferencing <br / >
 +
[[Georeferencing Working Group Resources | Georeferencing Resources]]: descriptions and links to what's available (wiki, list serve, forum,... on this website for help with georeferencing. <br / >
 +
[https://www.idigbio.org/forums/georeferencing-working-group-gwg Georeferencing Discussion Forum]: got a georeferencing question? Ask us!
 +
<br /> [[Georeferencing Working Group | Georeferencing Working Group Wiki]]: about the working group, meeting notes and links to documentation from the working group. <br / >
 +
[mailto:idigbiogwg-L@lists.ufl.edu GWG listserve] <br /> Meeting Room  http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/geotrain <br />
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Integrating Collections and Ecological Research (ICER) ==
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
|  (Inactive), but content now being found relevant for COVID19 needs
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*Larry Page Curator, and Director of iDigBio
 +
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul], iDigBio Biodiversity Informatics
 +
*[mailto:ellwoodlibby@gmail.com Elizabeth Ellwood] Research Fellow, LaBrea Tar Pits & Museum (and former iDigBio staff)
 +
*[mailto:sinervo@ucsc.edu Barry Sinervo], Behavioral Ecology, UCSC
 +
*[mailto:dww4 (AT) cornell (DOT) edu David Winkler], Curator, Cornell
 +
*[mailto:christina.alba@botanicgardens.org Chrissy Alba], Denver Botanic Gardens
 +
*[mailto:margaret.obrien@ucsb.edu Margeret O'Brien], Marine Science Institute, UCSB
 +
*[mailto:jen.cotton@csun.edu Jennifer Cotton], California State University, Northridge, Earth and Environmental Science
 +
*[mailto:jmcguire@gatech.edu Jennifer McGuire], Paleoecology, Georgia Tech
 +
*[mailto:ROLROBER@nsf.gov Roland Roberts], NSF
 +
*[mailto:TKRATZ@nsf.gov Timothy Kratz], NSF
 +
*[mailto:dtazik@battelleecology.org Dave Tazik], NEON
 +
*[mailto:Shelley.James@bgcp.nsw.gov.au Shelley James], BGCP, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
 +
*[mailto:schild@nceas.ucsb.edu Mark Schildhauer], NCEAS
 +
*[mailto:benquist@email.arizona.edu Brian Enquist], University of AZ
 +
*[mailto:seltmann@ccber.ucsb.edu Katja Seltmann], CCBER
 +
*[mailto:litchman@msu.edu Elena Litchman], Aquatic Ecology, Michigan State University
 +
*[mailto:erin.rankin@ucr.edu Erin Wilson Rankin], Entomology, University of California, Riverside
 +
*[mailto:scottpowell@email.gwu.edu Scott Powell], Community and Evolutionary Ecology, George Washington University
 +
*[mailto:town@ku.edu Town Peterson], Curator, Tropical ornithology and systematics, University of Kansas
 +
*[mailto:cnufio@nsf.gov Cesar Nufio], NSF Program Officer - Pop & Com Ecol
 +
*[mailto:kdittmar@nsf.gov Katharina Dittmar], NSF DEB Program Officer
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
| Our first goals are to start building a community of expert Georeferencing trainers in a workshop to be held October 8 - 12, 2012 and advance the capabilities of Georeferencing tools. Want to know more? Contact [https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] or other members of the working group. We'd love to hear from you.
+
|  
 +
The Integrating Collections and Ecological Research (ICER) Working Group is inspired by efforts to expand and enhance the community of those using collections data in their scientific research. Recent publications provide evidence the ecology community is calling for more robust and strategic connections between the ecology and collection communities. For example, iDigBio has collaborated at recent Ecological Society of America Conferences with the Natural History Section, and the Historical Records group. The initial two main foci of ICER are to 1) figure out how best to insure ecologists know about existing collections data resources, 2) bring the two communities together to discuss suitability of the data captured from field specimen collection for ecologists.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
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|-
 
|-
 
| '''Links'''  
 
| '''Links'''  
|[[Georeferencing | Georeferencing Wiki]] <br / >
+
| [[Integrating_Collections_and_Ecological_Research| ICER Working Group Wiki]]
[[Georeferencing Working Group Resources | Georeferencing Resources]] <br / >
+
[https://www.idigbio.org/forums/georeferencing-working-group-gwg Georeferencing Discussion Forum] <br /> [[Georeferencing Working Group | Georeferencing Working Group Wiki]] <br / >
+
[mailto:idigbiogwg-L@lists.ufl.edu GWG listserve] <br />
+
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbios-first-train-trainers-georeferencing-workshop Announcing iDigbio's Train the Trainers workshop October 8 - 12, 2012] <br/>
+
[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Workshops Materials from all iDigBio Workshops]
+
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Minimum Information Standards, Authority Files, &amp; Semantics ==
+
== International Whole-Drawer Digitization Interest Group (WDD) ==
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Co-Lead)
+
 
*[mailto:kseltmann@amnh.org Katja Seltmann], AMNH (Co-Lead)
+
*[http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/Divisions/Ecosystem-Sciences/NicoleFisher.aspx Nicole Fisher (co-coordinator)],  [http://www.csiro.au/places/ANIC Australian National Insect Collection]
*[mailto:djallard@UVM.EDU Dorothy Allard], UVM
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/content/meet-idigbio-staff-interview-gil-nelson Gil Nelson (co-coordinator)], [http://idigbio.org iDigBio]
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Reed_Beamam Reed Beaman]  
+
*[http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/about-science/staff-directory/science-facilities/v-blagoderov/index.html Vladimir Blagoderov], [http://www.nhm.ac.uk/index.html; Natural History Museum]
*Stan Blum
+
*[http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=39392 Matthew Buffington], [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-45-49-00 Systematic Entomology Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History]
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Andrea_Matsunaga Andrea Matsunaga], iDigBio IT
+
*[http://deanslab.org/ Andy Deans], [http://sites.psu.edu/frost/ Frost Entomological Museum at Penn State]
*John Deck
+
*[http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/staff/index.php?action=list&amp;user_name=chdietri Chris Dietrich], [http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/ Illinois Natural History Survey]  
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Joanna_McCaffrey Joanna McCaffrey], iDigBio Biodiversity Informatics
+
*[http://australianmuseum.net.au/staff/paul-flemons Paul Flemons], [http://australianmuseum.net.au/ Australian Museum]
*[http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris ]
+
*[https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=jdhollan&amp;intDirDeptID=13 Jeff Holland], [https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/default.aspx Purdue]
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul],  iDigBio User Services
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/content/meet-joanna-mccaffrey-idigbio-biodiversity-informatics-manager Joanna McCaffrey], [http://idigbio.org iDigBio]
*Dean Pentcheff
+
*[http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/npl/beachcombing/a_molineux.html Ann Molineux], [http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/ The University of Texas at Austin]
*[mailto:psierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald], FMNH
+
*[http://www.upcrc.illinois.edu/team/research-ext.html# David Raila], [http://cs.illinois.edu University of Illinois, Computer Sciences]
 +
*[http://www.zsm.mwn.de/hym/e/stefanschmidt.htm Stefan Schmidt], [http://www.zsm.mwn.de/ Zoologische Staatssammlung München]
 +
*[http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/en/institution/mitarbeiter/schurian-bernhard/ Bernhard Schurian,] [http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/en/ Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin]
 +
*[http://biodiversity.ku.edu/jennifer-thomas Jennifer Thomas,] [http://entomology.biodiversity.ku.edu/ University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute, Entomology]
 +
*[http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Behind+the+Scenes/Scientific+illustrations/Insect+illustrators/Geoff+Thompson Geoff Thompson], [http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/ Queensland Museum]
 +
*[http://www.entomology.umn.edu/GradProgOverview/StudentProfiles/GretchenWilbrandt/index.htm Gretchen Wilbrandt], [http://www.entomology.umn.edu/index.htm University of Minnesota]
 +
*Luc Willemse, [http://sciencecentra.nl/leden/naturalis Naturalis Biodiversity Center]
 +
*[https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=jzaspel&amp;intDirDeptID=13 Jennifer Zaspel],  [https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/default.aspx Purdue]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
| 1) Establish the working group and its goals, with the guidance of participants from the MISC breakout group from iDigBio's It Standards workshop. 2) Document basic assumptions underpinning a minimal information for scientific collections expectation. 3) Develop a document outlining and providing a rationale for required, minimal, desired, and supplementary data elements to be provided by iDigBio contributors. 4) Develop guidelines for data validation, training and assistance to iDigBio contributors for configuring data for ingestion into the iDigBio portal
+
|  
 +
This interest group is devoted to discussion related to whole-drawer and bulk imaging of dried, pinned insect collection drawers and related bulk specimen containers. The interest group schedules regular discussion sessions via Adobe Connect for the purpose of sharing techniques, strategies, uses, improvements, and technology associated with producing a single image of an entire insect drawer. Resources, related documents, and discussion notes are found in the link below.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
| The overlap between the MISC and Authority Files Working groups prompted merging into a single working group.
+
| &nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Links'''  
 
| '''Links'''  
|[https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/MISC/Authority-File-Working-Group Wiki]
+
| [mailto:IDIGBIOWDD-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU Listserv], [[Drawer Imaging Group| Working Group Wiki]]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization (CitSciInterop)  ==
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 
|  
 
|  
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Mast Austin Mast], iDigBio, Notes from Nature, Florida State University (Lead)
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Libby_Ellwood Libby Ellwood], iDigBio, Florida State University (Co-lead)
 +
*[mailto:benwbrum@gmail.com Ben Brumfield], FromThePage.com
 +
*[mailto:Paul.Flemons@austmus.gov.au Paul Flemons], Atlas of Living Australia's Biodiversity Volunteer Portal, Australian Museum
 +
*[mailto:egbiodiversity@gmail.com Ed Gilbert], Symbiota
 +
*[mailto:Robert.Guralnick@colorado.edu Rob Guralnick], Notes from Nature, University of Florida
 +
*[mailto:Gregory.Newman@colostate.edu Greg Newman], citsci.org, Colorado State University
 +
*[mailto:nelson@museum.tulane.edu Nelson Rios], GeoLocate, Tulane University
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| Improve interoperability among the major actors in the new domain of public participation in digitization of biodiversity research specimens. 
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
|The group's goals most closely complement those of the [[IDigBio_Working_Groups#User_Engagement_for_Public_Participation_in_Digitization_.28CitSciEngage.29|User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group]].
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|
 +
[[Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group|Wiki]], [[Transcription Hackathon|Transcription Hackathon]]<br>
 +
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Paleontology ==
+
== North American Network of Small Herbaria Working Group (NANSH) ==
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[mailto:blieber@ku.edu Bruce Lieberman] (Lead), University of Kansas
+
 
*[mailto:Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu Laurie Anderson], South Dakota School of Mines
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)
*[mailto:dbloom@vertnet.org David Bloom], VertNet, UC Berkeley
+
 
*[mailto:gpd3@cornell.edu Greg Dietl], PRI
+
*[mailto:jlipps@fullerton.edu Jere Lipps], John Cooper Museum
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Bruce_MacFadden Bruce MacFadden], FLMNH
+
*[mailto:rowe@mail.utexas.edu Timothy Rowe], University of Texas
+
*[mailto:kseltmann@amnh.org Katja Seltmann], AMNH
+
*[mailto:dena.smith@Colorado.EDU Dena Smith], Colorado
+
*[mailto:kspringer@sbcm.sbcounty.gov Kathleen Springer], San Bernardino County Museum
+
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], NYBG
+
*[mailto:swarny@lsu.edu Sophie Warny], LSU
+
*[mailto:tim.white@yale.edu Tim White], Yale
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
| This group is currently being formed. One of the group's first tasks will be to define a Mission and Scope. Broadly, the group will maintain awareness of digitization activities and needs within the Paleontology community, and promote communication between Neontology/Paleontology/Information Technology partners.
+
| TBD
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
| &nbsp;
+
| See WG for DROID1, DROID2, DROID3, and DROID4
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Links'''  
 
| '''Links'''  
| [mailto:IDIGBIO-PALEO-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU Listserv] , [https://www.idigbio.org/forums/paleontology-working-group Discussion Forum] , [[Paleontology Working Group | Working Group Wiki]]
+
|[[NANSH Working Group| Wiki]]
 +
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Public Participation in Digitization ==
+
== Outlier Detection and Documentation by Collectors Working Group (ODD Collectors) ==
 +
[[File:ODDCollectors2.png|100px|thumb|left]]
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
 
 +
*[mailto:kpearson@bio.fsu.edu Katie Pearson] iDigBio Research Assistant, Florida State University (Co-lead)
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Austin_Mast Austin Mast] iDigBio, Florida State University (Co-lead)
 +
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson] iDigBio, Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:greg.riccardi@cci.fsu.edu Greg Riccardi], iDigBio, Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication, Florida State University
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
| In this era of global change, it is increasingly important to detect and report change at the collecting event, rather than delaying until specimen data is digitized or later used for research.  Biological outliers (e.g., in phenology, distribution, morphology/anatomy, etc.) may indicate the beginnings of significant, transformative change that merits immediate attention.  Collectors are on the front lines of observing that change and need the encouragement, training, cyberinfrastructure, and semantics to report change more effectively to stakeholders who can use the information.  The goals of this working group are to provide each of those things to the community.
 +
 
 +
Potential products from this working group include recommendations for empowering collectors as sentinels of change; content for training the next generation of collectors; standards, protocols, and best practices for collectors to detect and document change; ontology development for outlier description; and cyberinfrastructure for reporting outliers directly to those who can use the information.
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Paleo Data and Digitization Working Group (PaleoDigi)  ==
 +
 
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Active
 
| Active
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Mast Austin Mast] (Lead)  
+
 
*Michael Denslow
+
*Talia Karim, University of Colorado Boulder (Co-Lead)
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Betty_Dunckel Betty Dunckel]  
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio (Co-Lead)
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Bruce_MacFadden Bruce MacFadden], FLMNH
+
*Holly Little, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
*[mailto:tom.nash@ASU.EDU Tom Nash], ASU
+
*Carrie Levitt-Bussian, Natural History Museum of Utah
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Erica_Krimmel Erica Krimmel], iDigBio
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deb Paul], iDigBio
*[mailto:nelson@museum.tulane.edu Nelson Rios], (Tulane, GeoLocate)
+
*Roger Burkhalter, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
*Andrew Sallans
+
*Amanda Millhouse, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
*[mailto:blanka@DUKE.EDU Blanka Shaw ], Duke
+
*Lindsay Walker, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
*Jon Shaw
+
*Jessica Miller-Camp, University of Indiana
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], NYBG
+
*Susan Butts, Yale Peabody Museum
*[mailto:mkonrat@fieldmuseum.org Matt von Konrat], FMNH
+
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
| Identify and improve aspects of biodiversity digitization workflows that can be newly architected or enhanced to take advantage of public participation.
+
| All things paleontology, data, and digitization. We are also coordinating with the TDGW Paleo Interest Group [https://github.com/tdwg/paleo].
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
| &nbsp;
+
| See WG for DROID1, DROID2 and DROID3
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Links'''  
 
| '''Links'''  
 +
|[[Paleo Digitization Working Group| Wiki]], [mailto:idigbiopaldigi-L@lists.ufl.edu Listserv]
 +
 
|  
 
|  
[mailto:IDIGBIO-CITIZENSCIENCE-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU Listserv] , [[Public Participation in Digitization Working Group|Working Group Wiki]] , [[Joint Public Participation in Digitization and Outreach and Education Workshop|Joint Public Participation in Digitization/Eductation &amp; Outreach Workshop]]<br>
+
|}
  
 +
== Project Management Interest Group (PMIG)  ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/David_Jennings David Jennings] iDigBio Project Manager (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:acountie@oeb.harvard.edu Anne Marie Countie], Harvard HUH
 +
*[mailto:michael.denslow@gmail.com Michael Denslow], Appalachian State University, SERNEC
 +
*[mailto:agoldberg7@wisc.edu Aaron Goldberg], WIS, Great Lakes Invasives
 +
*[mailto:blieber@ku.edu Bruce Lieberman], KU, Paleoniches
 +
*[mailto:murrellze@appstate.edu Zach Murrell], Appalachian State University, SERNEC
 +
 +
|-
 +
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| To be a forum for TCN's project managers and other interested parties to discuss PM issues, insights, and general discussion.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
|-
 +
| '''Links'''
 +
|[[Project_Management Resources| Resources]], [mailto:idigbio-pmig-L@lists.ufl.edu Listserv] <br />
 +
 +
|
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Sustainability Working Group (SWG)==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*Dave Bloom, Chair
 +
*Deanna Stouder, Facilitator
 +
*Robert Gropp
 +
*Barbara Thiers
 +
*Hank Bart
 +
*Larry Page (ExOfficio)
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| The charge for the group is to write a proposal to conduct a feasibility study around charging for the use of data services. This proposal is part of the requirements for iDigBio funding from participants.  Once the proposal is reviewed and potentially funding the group will move forward with their charge. This Working Group will present their report to iDigBio and to the broader TCN community. 
 +
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|[[Sustainability Working Group| Wiki]]
 +
 +
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Symbiota Working Group (SWG)==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:Neil.Cobb@nau.edu Neil Cobb], Co-chair
 +
*[mailto:amiller7@illinois.edu Andy Miller], Co-chair
 +
* Dorothy Allard
 +
* Ryan Allen
 +
* Jonathan Amith
 +
* Philip Anders
 +
* Robert Anglin
 +
* Rhianna Baldree
 +
* Anne Barber
 +
* Anne Barber
 +
* Mary Barkworth
 +
* Diego Barroso
 +
* Charles Bartlett
 +
* Scott Bates
 +
* Mireia Beas-Moix
 +
* Elana Benamy
 +
* Jason Best
 +
* Darrell Brandon
 +
* Benjamin Brandt
 +
* Sandra Brantley
 +
* Herrick Brown
 +
* Steven Buckley
 +
* Kenneth Cameron
 +
* Caitlin Chapman
 +
* Eric Chapman
 +
* Robin Delapena
 +
* Michael Denslow
 +
* Rebecca Dolan
 +
* Jennifer Doubt
 +
* Mary Feist
 +
* Walter Fertig
 +
* Matthew Foltz
 +
* Jon Fong
 +
* Alan Franck
 +
* Nico Franz
 +
* Larry Gall
 +
* Wyatt Gaswick
 +
* Daniel Gerber
 +
* David Giblin
 +
* Edward Gilbert
 +
* Aaron Goldberg
 +
* Corinna Gries
 +
* Chris Grinter
 +
* Linda Hardison
 +
* Geena Hill
 +
* Pamela Horsley
 +
* Teresa Iturriaga
 +
* David Jennings
 +
* Barry Kaminsky
 +
* Jennie Kluse
 +
* Eric Knox
 +
* Matt von Konrat
 +
* Alex Kuhn
 +
* Daryl Lafferty
 +
* Scott LaGreca
 +
* Lorinda Leonardi
 +
* Tatyana Livshultz
 +
* Tim Lowrey
 +
* Beth Lynch
 +
* Crystal Maier
 +
* Mari Majack
 +
* Joanna McCaffrey
 +
* Tommy McElrath
 +
* Joe McKenna
 +
* Lynn McLaren
 +
* Andrea Miller
 +
* Katie Mitchell
 +
* Wendy Moore
 +
* Paul Morris
 +
* Gary Motz
 +
* Zack Murrell
 +
* Essig Museum
 +
* Thomas Nash
 +
* Chris Neefus
 +
* Christine Niezgoda
 +
* John Oswald
 +
* Deborah Paul
 +
* Kirstin Phillips
 +
* Richard Rabeler
 +
* Ana Ruiz
 +
* Katja Seltmann
 +
* Gregory Setliff
 +
* Vaughn Shirey
 +
* Petra Sierwald
 +
* Julie Smith
 +
* Jenny Stratton
 +
* Amir Sultan
 +
* Patrick Sweeney
 +
* Eric Tepe
 +
* Barbara Thiers
 +
* Michael Thomas
 +
* Robin Thomson
 +
* Phil Tonne
 +
* Melissa Tulig
 +
* Yalma Vargas
 +
* Genevieve Walden
 +
* Matthew Yoder
 +
* Guanyang Zhang
 +
 +
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
|
 +
The Symbiota Working Group is composed of developers and end users, where end users include primarily managers of Symbiota portals but can be any end user who wants to help improve Symbiota as a software application or the data portal functionality as a whole.  The 29 Symbiota portals encompass plants, lichens, bryophytes, algae, fungi, invertebrates, and to a lesser degree vertebrates. Symbiota portals primarily function as web portals for museums to submit and annotate specimen or observation records. Symbiota portals serve the data to iDigBio and to any other aggregators that want to harvest Darwin Core archives.  Symbiota also provides data packaging (e.g., checklists) visualization (mapping and images), education material (keys, identification quizzes) and easy access to data sets as downloadable csv files.  Thus, Symbiota portals allow researchers to compile and screen data sets for further analysis or educators to integrate biodiversity data for use in the classroom. A key challenge is to know when it is good to develop a capacity in Symbiota, partner with a third party to provide added functionality (e.g., georeferencing, mapping) and when to let another entity provide the functionality (e.g., dedicated aggregator).  Now is an important point in time to develop a roadmap that will more efficiently guide us over the next few years and beyond when funding is less certain.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|http://symbiota.org/docs/ <br>
 +
[https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=i2m1qk0c44fn38b32104ikdh1s@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&pli=1 Google Event/Meeting Calendar - Caution - in Pacific Time]<br>
 +
[https://github.com/Symbiota/Symbiota Github Wishlist]<br>
 +
[mailto:idigbio-symbiota-wg-L@lists.ufl.edu Listserv] <br>
 +
[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KcA47jvlfFmaubmzHoIiR4mxDibftvsQX6vyjZ3PJAw/edit?ts=56731881#heading=h.oq19isudkq0x Symbiota: Publishing Your Data - Required Reading]<br>
 +
[[Symbiota Working Group |Wiki]]
 +
*[[Symbiota Working Group |Recordings]]
 +
*[[SWG Webinar Series |SWG Webinar Series]]
 +
<br>
 +
Gries C, Gilbert E, Franz N (2014) Symbiota – A virtual platform for creating voucher-based biodiversity information communities. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1114. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1114  http://bdj.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=1114 <br>
 +
|}
 +
 +
== User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization (CitSciEngage)  ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Mast Austin Mast] iDigBio, Notes from Nature, Florida State University (Lead)
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Libby_Ellwood Libby Ellwood], iDigBio, Florida State University (Co-lead)
 +
*[mailto:bdunckel@flmnh.ufl.edu Betty Dunckel], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:Robert.Guralnick@colorado.edu Rob Guralnick], Notes from Nature, University of Florida
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Hendy Austin Hendy], iDigBio, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
 +
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], New York Botanical Garden
 +
*[mailto:mkonrat@fieldmuseum.org Matt von Konrat], Field Museum of Natural History
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| Develop successful strategies for engagement of the public in digitization online and onsite.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
|The group's goals most closely complement those of the [[IDigBio_Working_Groups#Interoperability_for_Public_Participation_in_Digitization_.28CitSciInterop.29|Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group]].
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|
 +
[[User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group|Wiki]]<br>
 +
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Website Content Providers Editorial Board and Interest Group ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active when a need arises
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:jmccaffrey@flmnh.ufl.edu Joanna McCaffrey], FLMNH, iDigBio (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:djennings@flmnh.ufl.edu David Jennings], FLMNH, iDigBio
 +
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], FSU, iDigBio
 +
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deb Paul], FSU, iDigBio
 +
*[mailto:mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu Molly Phillips], FLMNH, iDigBio
 +
|-
 +
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| We meet to determine content formulation processes, write documents to support access to information for content providers, create and deliver in-house content training, we also constitute an editorial board for the iDigBio.org website content and overall look & feel. We believe in constant improvement, and we aim to keep the level of service to our biodiversity community via the website at a high level of satisfaction.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
| '''Links'''
 +
|
 +
[[Content_Style_Guide_and_Workflow | Content Style Guide and Workflow]]
 +
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
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== Authority Files  ==
 
== Authority Files  ==
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Merged: The Authority Files Working Group has merged with the MISC Working Group, with Katja Seltmann and Gil Nelson as Co-Leads. See below: Minimum Information Standards, Authority Files, &amp; Semantics.  
 
| Merged: The Authority Files Working Group has merged with the MISC Working Group, with Katja Seltmann and Gil Nelson as Co-Leads. See below: Minimum Information Standards, Authority Files, &amp; Semantics.  
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Original Members (Now Included Below)'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Original Members (Now Included Below)'''  
 
|  
 
|  
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Greg_Riccardi Greg Riccardi] (Lead)  
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Greg_Riccardi Greg Riccardi] iDigBio, Florida State University (Lead)  
*Dorothy Allard  
+
*[mailto:djallard@UVM.EDU Dorothy Allard], University  Vermont, Montpellier
*Stan Blum  
+
*Stan Blum
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Andrea_Matsunaga Andrea Matsunaga]
+
*[http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris], Harvard, MCZ
*[http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris ]
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson]  
+
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deb Paul], iDigBio User Services
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul]
+
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
*[mailto:kseltmann@amnh.org Katja Seltmann], AMNH
+
*[mailto:pentcheff@gmail.com Dean Pentcheff], Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
*Dean Pentcheff  
+
*[mailto:psierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald], Field Museum of Natural History 
*Petra Sierwald  
+
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Past Members'''  
| &nbsp;
+
|  
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Andrea_Matsunaga Andrea Matsunaga] , iDigBio IT
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Overlap with other Working Groups'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| &nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Links'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with other Working Groups'''  
 
| &nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
| [[Authority File Working Group Resources]]
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Cyberinfrastructure  (CYWG) ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Renato_J._Figueiredo Renato Figueiredo], (Co-Lead), iDigBio IT
 +
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Kyuho_Jeong Kyuho Jeong], iDigBio IT
 +
*[http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dan_Stoner Dan Stoner], iDigBio IT
 +
*[mailto:ranglin@wisc.edu Robert Anglin] [[Documenting the Occurrence through Space and Time of Aquatic Non-indigenous Fish, Mollusks, Algae, and Plants Threatening North_America's Great Lakes| Great Lakes Invasives]] TCNs IT
 +
*[mailto:beach@ku.edu James Beach], [[Creating A PALEONICHES| Paleoniches TCN]] IT/Co-PI, University of Kansas
 +
*[mailto:rbeaman@nsf.gov Reed Beaman], NSF
 +
*[mailto:jeb0037@auburn.edu Jason Bond],  [[InvertEBase: Reaching Back to See the Future: Species-rich Invertebrate Faunas Document Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Shifts| InvertEBase TCN]]
 +
*[mailto:Benjamin.Brandt@nau.edu Ben Brandt], [[Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)| SCAN/LepNet TCN]]
 +
*[mailto:andrew.brown@kesoftware.com Andrew Brown] Axiell EMu (formerly KE Software)
 +
*[mailto:BrownH@dnr.sc.gov Herrick Brown]‎ [[The Key to the Cabinets: Building and Sustaining a Research Database for a Global Biodiversity Hotspot| SERNEC TCN]]
 +
*[mailto:bruhnrp@yahoo.com Robert Bruhn] Biospex, IT expert, Florida State University
 +
*[mailto:Neil.Cobb@nau.edu Neil Cobb], [[Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)| SCAN/LepNet TCN]]
 +
*[mailto:Nico.Franz@asu.edu Nico Franz] [[Documenting the Occurrence through Space and Time of Aquatic Non-indigenous Fish, Mollusks, Algae, and Plants Threatening North America's Great Lakes| Great Lakes Invasives]] TCNs IT
 +
*[mailto:lawrence.gall@yale.edu Larry Gall] Yale Peabody Museum
 +
*[mailto:egbiodiversity@gmail.com Edward Gilbert], [[North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change| Lichens & Bryophytes]], [[Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)| SCAN]] and [[Documenting the Occurrence through Space and Time of Aquatic Non-indigenous Fish, Mollusks, Algae, and Plants Threatening North_America's Great Lakes| Great Lakes Invasives]] TCNs IT, Symbiota
 +
*[mailto:cgries@wisc.edu Corinna Gries], [[North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change| Lichens & Bryophytes TCN]], PI
 +
*[mailto:Paul.Heinrich@NAU.EDU  Paul L. Heinrich] Northern Arizona University
 +
*[mailto:chris_h@BERKELEY.EDU Chris Hoffman] University of California, Berkeley
 +
*[mailto:dmasaki@usgs.gov Derek Masaki], BISON
 +
*[mailto:garymotz@INDIANA.EDU Gary Motz] Indiana University
 +
*[mailto:ben.norton@NATURALSCIENCES.ORG Ben Norton], North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
 +
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com​ Katja Seltmann], [[Thematic Focus: Collaborative Research - Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-trophic Associations| Tri-trophic TCN]] IT
 +
*[mailto:psierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald] [[InvertEBase: Reaching Back to See the Future: Species-rich Invertebrate Faunas Document Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Shifts| InvertEBase TCN]]
 +
*[mailto:mtulig@nybg.org Melissa Tulig] [[Thematic Focus: Collaborative Research - Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-trophic Associations| Tri-trophic TCN]] New York Botanical Garden
 +
*[mailto:kwatson@nybg.org Kim Watson] [[Thematic Focus: Collaborative Research - Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-trophic Associations| Tri-trophic TCN]] New York Botanical Garden
 +
*[mailto:kwebbink@FIELDMUSEUM.ORG Kate Webbink], FMNH
 +
*Ex Officio: [http://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr.%20Jose%20Fortes José Fortes], iDigBio Director for Computational Activities
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Past Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Andrea_Matsunaga Andrea Matsunaga] , iDigBio IT
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| Define, document and test iDigBio service Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and appliances. The first phase will focus on data ingestion APIs and appliances considering TCN use cases.
 +
Definition and documentation of potential services and appliances for OCR and georeferencing are left to the respective working groups. Definition of data structure for ingestion is left to MISC working group.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| None
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|
 +
*[[Cyberinfrastructure Working Group|Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Wiki]]
 +
*[[CYWG iDigBio DwC-A Pull Ingestion|iDigBio DwC-A Pull Ingestion]]
 +
*[[CYWG iDigBio Image Ingestion Appliance|iDigBio Image Ingestion Appliance]]
 +
*[[IDigBio Listservs#Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (CYWG)|Join our CYWG mailing list]]
 +
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
== Intellectual Property Policy  ==
 
== Intellectual Property Policy  ==
  
{| cellpadding="2" border="1"
+
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 
|-
 
|-
! width="20%" scope="col" | <ins>Data Field</ins>
+
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
! width="80%" scope="col" | <ins>Details</ins>
+
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Status'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Status'''  
 
| Inactive
 
| Inactive
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Members'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Members'''  
 
|  
 
|  
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)  
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Lead)  
*[mailto:dietrich@INHS.UIUC.EDU Chris Dietrich]  
+
*[mailto:chdietri@ILLINOIS.EDU Chris Dietrich] Illinois Natural History Survey
 
*John Fraser
 
*John Fraser
*[mailto:dgiblin@U.WASHINGTON.EDU David Giblin]  
+
*[mailto:dgiblin@U.WASHINGTON.EDU David Giblin], University of Washington
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] iDigBio User Services  
 
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul] iDigBio User Services  
*Katja Schultz  
+
*Katja Schultz, EOL
*[mailto:kseltmann@amnh.org Katja Seltmann], AMNH
+
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
*Paul Stern  
 
*Paul Stern  
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''  
 
| Produce a clear Intellectual Property Policy to establish data ownership rights and data re-use requirements&nbsp;related to content presented via iDigBio by collections and institutions.
 
| Produce a clear Intellectual Property Policy to establish data ownership rights and data re-use requirements&nbsp;related to content presented via iDigBio by collections and institutions.
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''  
 
| None identified
 
| None identified
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Links'''  
+
|valign="top"| '''Links'''  
 
|  
 
|  
 
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-intellectual-property-policy Final Published Document]  
 
[https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-intellectual-property-policy Final Published Document]  
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|}
 
|}
 +
 +
== Minimum Information Standards, Authority Files, &amp; Semantics (MISC)  ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Done (Inactive), activated when a need arises
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization (Co-Lead)
 +
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara (Co-Lead)
 +
*[mailto:djallard@uvm.edu Dorothy Allard], University of Vermont, Montpelier
 +
*[mailto:sblum@calacademy.org Stan Blum]
 +
*[mailto:jdeck@berkeley.edu John Deck], University of California, Berkeley
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Joanna_McCaffrey Joanna McCaffrey], iDigBio Biodiversity Informatics Manager
 +
*[http://zacharias.huh.harvard.edu/people/index.php?personid=1150 Paul J. Morris], Harvard, MCZ
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul],  iDigBio User Services
 +
*[mailto:pentcheff@gmail.com Dean Pentcheff], Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
 +
*[mailto:psierwald@fieldmuseum.org Petra Sierwald], Field Museum of Natural History
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| 1) Establish the working group and its goals, with the guidance of participants from the MISC breakout group from iDigBio's It Standards workshop. 2) Document basic assumptions underpinning a minimal information for scientific collections expectation. 3) Develop a document outlining and providing a rationale for required, minimal, desired, and supplementary data elements to be provided by iDigBio contributors. 4) Develop guidelines for data validation, training and assistance to iDigBio contributors for configuring data for ingestion into the iDigBio portal.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| The overlap between the Minimum Information for Scientific Collections (MISC) and Authority Files Working groups prompted merging into a single working group.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|[[MISC/Authority-File-Working-Group| MISC Authority File Working Group]], [https://www.idigbio.org/forums/minimum-information-standards-authority-files-semantics-misc Discussion Forum]<br />
 +
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Paleontology (Paleo)  ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Inactive
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:blieber@ku.edu Bruce Lieberman] (Lead), University of Kansas
 +
*[mailto:Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu Laurie Anderson], South Dakota School of Mines
 +
*[mailto:dbloom@vertnet.org David Bloom], VertNet, UC Berkeley
 +
*[mailto:gpd3@cornell.edu Greg Dietl], PRI
 +
*[mailto:jlipps@fullerton.edu Jere Lipps], John Cooper Museum
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Bruce_MacFadden Bruce MacFadden], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:rowe@mail.utexas.edu Timothy Rowe], University of Texas
 +
*[mailto:enicospilus@gmail.com Katja Seltmann], Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
 +
*[mailto:dena.smith@Colorado.EDU Dena Smith], University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:kspringer@sbcm.sbcounty.gov Kathleen Springer], San Bernardino County Museum
 +
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], New York Botanical Garden
 +
*[mailto:swarny@lsu.edu Sophie Warny], Louisiana State University
 +
*[mailto:tim.white@yale.edu Tim White], Yale Peabody Museum
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| This group is currently being formed. One of the group's first tasks will be to define a Mission and Scope. Broadly, the group will maintain awareness of digitization activities and needs within the Paleontology community, and promote communication between Neontology/Paleontology/Information Technology partners.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
| [mailto:IDIGBIO-PALEO-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU Listserv], [https://www.idigbio.org/forums/paleontology-working-group Discussion Forum], [[Paleontology Working Group | Working Group Wiki]]
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Public Participation in Digitization (CitSci)  ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Inactive
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Austin_Mast Austin Mast] iDigBio, Florida State University (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:mdenslow@neoninc.org Michael Denslow] NEON
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Betty_Dunckel Betty Dunckel] iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Bruce_MacFadden Bruce MacFadden], iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:tom.nash@ASU.EDU Tom Nash], Arizona State University
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Dr._Gil_Nelson Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization
 +
*[https://www.idigbio.org/contact/Deborah_Paul Deborah Paul], iDigBio User Services
 +
*[mailto:nelson@museum.tulane.edu Nelson Rios], Tulane, GeoLocate
 +
*Andrew Sallans
 +
*[mailto:blanka@DUKE.EDU Blanka Shaw ], Duke University
 +
*[mailto:shaw@DUKE.EDU Jon Shaw], Duke University
 +
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], New York Botanical Garden
 +
*[mailto:mkonrat@fieldmuseum.org Matt von Konrat], Field Museum of Natural History
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| Identify and improve aspects of biodiversity digitization workflows that can be newly architected or enhanced to take advantage of public participation.  This working group completed its initial goals and has been replaced by the Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group and the User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group.
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
|
 +
[[Public Participation in Digitization Working Group|Working Group Wiki]]<br>
 +
 +
|}
 +
 +
== Strategic Communication Interest Group ==
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="4"
 +
|-
 +
! width="20%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Data Field
 +
! width="80%" scope="col" class="unsortable" | Details
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Status'''
 +
| Active
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Members'''
 +
|
 +
*[mailto:g0ddengr@ufl.edu Grant Godden], (Lead)
 +
*[mailto:bdunckel@flmnh.ufl.edu Betty Dunckel],  iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu Bruce MacFadden],  iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History
 +
*[mailto:bmishler@calmail.berkeley.edu Brent Mishler], University of California, Berkeley
 +
*[mailto:monfi1ak@cmich.edu Anna K. Monfils], Central Michigan University
 +
*[mailto:bthiers@nybg.org Barbara Thiers], New York Botanical Garden
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Mission &amp; Scope'''
 +
| We will be developing a strategic communications plan and organizing an advisory panel of communications experts, corporate social responsibility and fundraising experts, and key stakeholders from the collections community. Our collective charge is: (1) to develop a unified platform for communicating the importance of digitization efforts; (2) to identify specific needs of the collection community, develop strategies for addressing these needs through communications activities (including education and outreach), and formalize goals and objectives; and (3) to design implementable activities that can meet our goals/objectives and effectively engage iDigBio target audiences. We will provide recommendations to iDigBio that increase the momentum of digitization/outreach activities on a national scale and ensure the long-term sustainability of these efforts.
 +
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Overlap with Other Working Groups'''
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
|-
 +
|valign="top"| '''Links'''
 +
 +
|
 +
 +
|}
 +
 +
[[Field-to-collections Bioblitz at ESA 2017]]

Latest revision as of 16:08, 15 May 2020


Contents

Overview

iDigBio supports a number of Working Groups and Interest Groups, which form and dissolve organically according to current needs. Working Groups and Interest Groups are small, enduring, topic-focused, collaborative groups of individuals (typically 10-15 participants). Members of these groups collaborate virtually via the iDigBio Forums, Listservs, Wiki, Tele/Video-Conferencing, and/or via onsite meetings to resolve issues and advance progress on the goals of the group. Group membership may change over time; however, the structure and objectives of the group are long-standing. Temporary Working/Interest Groups are typically focused on delivery of short-term objectives, while standing Working Groups are tasked with ongoing research, development, and improvement activities.

This page provides an overview of iDigBio's current (active) and disbanded (inactive) Working Groups and Interest Groups.

The section "Overlap with Other Working Groups" should be used to list subject areas that may duplicate some effort from another Working/Interest Group. When Working/Interest Group activities stray into these overlapping subject areas, then collaboration between working groups is warranted for those tasks or objectives.

Forming or Dissolving a Working/Interest Group

Working Groups and Interest Groups are allowed to form and dissolve organically according to current needs. No formal proposal to iDigBio is required to form or dissolve a Working/Interest Group; simply create and complete the basic information about the group on this page. The Working/Interest Group leader is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information on this page.

Active Working Groups

API User Group (R-based)

Background: This working group originated based on conversations at the ADBC Summit 2019. You can link to this wiki section using the short link http://bit.ly/idigbio-api-wg.
Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Erica Krimmel, iDigBio / Florida State University
  • Shelly Gaynor, University of Florida
  • Ron Canepa, iDigBio / University of Florida
  • Cat Chapman, iDigBio / University of Florida
  • Deb Paul, iDigBio / Florida State University
Mission & Scope This working group focuses on using tools such as the iDigBio API (Application Programming Interface) to work with biodiversity occurrence data in R for the purposes of both collections management, e.g. to review specimen data quality issues, and downstream research, e.g. to facilitate reproducible and reusable methods. Community members of all backgrounds (collections staff, researchers, IT, etc.) and levels of programming experience (including R novice) are encouraged to use this working group as a place to discover and discuss API data access, issues, and solutions, as well as to build a dispersed network of API power users. This working group will maintain a repository of relevant code for reuse and identify concrete improvements that could be made to the iDigBio API documentation.
Links
Meetings

Join us for open office hours on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm Eastern!

If you attend the open office hours session, please take a minute to fill out this survey.

Arctos Working Group

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members

Mariel Campbell (Chair), Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Please see a complete and up-to-date list of additional working group members on the arctosdb.org website.

Mission & Scope The nitty gritty operations of Arctos are managed by an appointed Working Group, which consists of museum curators and collection managers who oversee communications, documentation, development priorities, and outreach. The Chair of the Working Group serves as the liaison between the Steering Committee, Arctos programmers, the user community, and Arctos programmers. Beginning in September 2017, the Arctos Working Group will host monthly webinars.
Links
Webinar Recordings

Augmented Reality Public Education/Outreach Working Group (ARPEO)

Background: In 2014, the iDigBio Steering Committee voted to fund the production of a set of augmented reality (AR) flashcards similar to those portrayed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STc8Nsx36MI for the ADBC community's public outreach.
Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Anne Basham, Arizona State University, Project Lead
  • Austin Mast, iDigBio, Florida State University, Project Co-Lead
  • Neil Cobb, Northern Arizona University, Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network
  • Chris Dietrich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, InvertNet TCN
  • Nico Franz, Arizona State University, Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network TCN
  • Andrew Hipp, Morton Arboretum, Great Lakes Invasives TCN
  • Melissa Islam, Denver Botanical Gardens, Macrofungi Collection Consortium TCN
  • Talia Karim, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Fossil Insect Collaborative TCN
  • Jennie Kluse, Louisiana State University, Lichens & Bryophytes TCN
  • Christopher Marshall, Oregon State University
  • Brendan Morris, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, InvertNet TCN
  • Katie Pearson, iDigBio, Florida State University
  • Katja Seltmann, Cheadle Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Petra Sierwald, Field Museum of Natural History, InvertEBase TCN
  • Dena Smith, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Fossil Insect Collaborative TCN
  • Gavin Svenson, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, InvertEBase TCN
  • Patrick Sweeney, Yale Peabody Museum, New England Vascular Plants TCN
  • C.Matt Guilliams, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Mission & Scope The working group will produce one card per TCN for a desktop/mobile AR software application. Each card will convey information about the TCN and the value of its targeted biodiversity research specimens and will provide augmented reality buttons that link to further information on the web. For example, a card with a 2-D herbarium specimen image on it could spring to life through the augmented reality viewer, producing a 3-D model of the fresh flower of the species that can be manipulated by turning the card. Combining the herbarium specimen image and an insect card image in the viewer could potentially launch a pollination video—a response that would not occur with either card alone. The goal is to have an exciting interactive tool for formal and informal education initiatives while building collaboration on the education and outreach front within our ADBC community.
Overlap with Other Working Groups
Links Wiki

Augmenting OCR (aOCR)

Background: The Augmenting OCR working group formed from the first iDigBio Summit in 2011 out of a community consensus wish to attempt improving OCR output and algorithm tools to speed up the digitization process. Initial group members were suggested by those present at Summit 2011.

Our current working group met, in person, at a workshop in October 2012 to learn more about each other's use of OCR and OCR output, plan a February 2013 hackathon, develop content for our iSchools 2013 iConference workshop panel, and learn more about the latest developments in handwriting recognition. We put together iDigBio's first hackathon and presented our working group plans at iConference13. In December of 2013, at the iDigBio CITScribe hackathon, the aOCR working group built some working demos of visualization tools that facilitate searching of OCR output. These tools present novel ways to create record sets for citizen scientists, researchers, and data validators too. A recorded demonstration iDigBio webinar: Visualize Text Data From OCR Output on 22 January 2014 presented live demos of these OCR output visualization tools to show how they fit in a digitization workflow.

Data Field Details
Status Done (Inactive), activated when a need arises
Members
Mission & Scope Engage experts in the biodiversity and information technology fields to identify opportunities to broadly implement existing effective OCR tools and enhance existing Machine and Natural Language Processing technologies to meet the needs of the biodiversity community. Want to know more? Contact Bryan Heidorn or Deborah Paul or any other member of the working group. We'd like to hear from you!
Overlap with Other Working Groups Needing access to the specimen label images on the iDigBio server, the aOCR working group overlaps with the cyberinfrastructure working group. This includes OS issues as well as hardware minimum requirements necessary for whatever hack-a-thon type activities the aOCR group persues.
Links

Biodiversity Collection Management Solutions Working Group

Background: A Special Interest Group for Collections Management Software Providers was scheduled as part of the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections Meeting in Chicago (2019) with this program abstract:

The Collections Management Software Special Interest Group is open to anyone who develops, manages, or uses specialized collection management software as well as those who aggregate data generated from these systems. We will begin a conversation regarding interoperability and data quality issues affecting all natural history collections.

In response to the meeting, a Google Forum Group has been created to continue discussion.

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope The members of this group are seeking solutions that will increase interoperability between existing biodiversity collection management solutions and improve data quality overall.
Links

Biodiversity Informatics Management (BIM) Working Group

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope The role of biodiversity informatics management and biodiversity informatics managers as a recognized profession is becoming increasingly important to digitization programs, biodiversity data management, and to museum organizational hierarchy. The most successful digitization programs visited by Nelson and Paul (2012) in preparation for their paper in Zookeys were directly dependent on the presence of strong biodiversity informatics managers with well-defined roles, supported from the top of the organizational hierarchy, and focused on providing guidance and service to digitization staff and initiatives. The institutionalization of this role will ensure the sustainability of digitization initiatives. Members of the Droid 1 workgroup recognized this need as an important component underlying successful implementation of digitization workflows and practices, and strongly suggested that iDigBio sponsor a working group focused on this issue.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Wiki, Listserv

Data Management Interest Group (DMI)

Keeping up with data requires certain skills and infrastructure. This Interest Group discusses issues surrounding shared data and the help and information the community needs in order to ensure the provider has the most up-to-date versions of their own datasets. Many providers find their data enriched by an aggregator, only to discover their own database cannot hold the enriched data, or that they do not have the skills needed to update their database. It is our intent in this group, to provide a forum for discussion, and act as a resource for guidance to point providers toward potential solutions. At the same time, this group is aware that the shared-data landscape is a moving target. To keep up, we invite anyone with an interest in this topic to join us. Currently we plan to meet bi-monthly.

Interest Group Kickoff Webinar: Thursday, August 7th 2014. 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT iDigBio Calendar Announcement

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Past Members
Mission & Scope We aim to help the community with the challenges of keeping up with shared data by pointing those who need help to the existing resources or gather more about what needs to be done.
Overlap with Other Working Groups We overlap somewhat with CYWG, BIM, and DROID
Links Wiki

DMig Listserv
Training Workshops Wiki
Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations
Flat Sheets and Packets published workflows

Developing Robust Object to Image to Data (DROID)

Focus on the development of media-generating digitization workflows.

DROID1: Flat Sheets and Packets

The various preparation-specific DROID working groups was spawned from the DROID workshop, held in Gainesville, Florida in May 2012. The purpose of this workshop was an exploration of digitization workflows and methods for improving workflow efficiency across preparation types. The DROID 1 working group is focused on flat sheets and packets digitization, primarily as this relates to herbarium collections. Flat Sheets and Packets completed a set of workflows in fall 2012 and published them on iDigBio's Documentation Page.

An herbarium digitization workshop was spawned from the DROID effort,during which the workflows developed by Flat Sheets and Packets were presented and distributed. A digitization training workshop wiki has been created to provide links to resources for this and upcoming workshops spawned by the initial DROID workshop.

DROID 1 workflows development also led to considerations of imaging standards, which resulted in the development of iDigBio's statement of Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations, also published in fall 2012.

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope The Flat Sheets and Packets Working Group (DROID1) is devoting its attention to developing workflow modules and tasks recommendations for vascular and non-vascular plant specimens.
Overlap with Other Working Groups See WG for DROID2 and DROID3
Links Wiki

Training Workshops Wiki
Image File Format Requirements and Recommendations
Flat Sheets and Packets published workflows

DROID2: Pinned Specimens in Trays and Drawers

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope The Pinned Specimens in Trays and Drawers Working Group is devoting its attention to developing workflow modules and task lists for digitizing dry, pinned specimens.
Overlap with Other Working Groups See WG for DROID1 and DROID3
Links Wiki

Photo - First Meeting of DROID2 Working Group

DROID3: Things in Spirits

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope The working group will devote its attention to specimens in jars and of greater 3D dimensionality.
Overlap with Other Working Groups See WG for DROID1 and DROID2
Links Wiki

DROID4: 3D objects in Trays

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Past Members
Mission & Scope The working group will devote its attention to 3D objects in drawers and boxes.
Overlap with Other Working Groups See WG for DROID1, DROID2, and DROID3
Links Wiki

Education & Outreach (E&O)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope This working group will:
  • Coordinate Education and Outreach activities among iDigBio, TCNs, and other partnering projects
  • Share E&O  related resources, tools, and training with the ADBC community and beyond
  • Develop E&O  activities of interest to the HUB and TCNs
  • Plan for and implement those activities
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Wiki: about the working group, meeting notes and links to documentation from the working group.

Fluid-preserved Arthropod and Microscopic Slide Imaging Interest Group

Data Field Details
Status Active
Coordinator


Mission & Scope This working group will:
  • Explore the use of high quality imaging equipment and strategies for implementation and enhancement of fluid-preserved arthropod and microscopic slide imaging, especially as related to high through-put workflows.
  • Share imaging strategies among group members.
  • Share imaging technology reviews.
  • Host webinars and meetings on topics relevant for the group.
  • Facilitate common goals.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Wiki: about the working group, meeting notes, links to documentation, meeting schedule.

Georeferencing Working Group (GWG)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Past Members
Mission & Scope We're building a community of expert georeferencing trainers from our first and second Train-the-Trainers (TTT) Georeferencing Workshops. Check out our [videos] anyone can use for training. We're also helping to advance the capabilities of georeferencing tools. Want to know more? Contact any member of the working group. We'd love to hear from you.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Georeferencing Wiki: a compiled, annotated listing of helpful links / resources for georeferencing

Georeferencing Resources: descriptions and links to what's available (wiki, list serve, forum,... on this website for help with georeferencing.
Georeferencing Discussion Forum: got a georeferencing question? Ask us!
Georeferencing Working Group Wiki: about the working group, meeting notes and links to documentation from the working group.
GWG listserve
Meeting Room http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/geotrain

Integrating Collections and Ecological Research (ICER)

Data Field Details
Status (Inactive), but content now being found relevant for COVID19 needs
Members
Mission & Scope

The Integrating Collections and Ecological Research (ICER) Working Group is inspired by efforts to expand and enhance the community of those using collections data in their scientific research. Recent publications provide evidence the ecology community is calling for more robust and strategic connections between the ecology and collection communities. For example, iDigBio has collaborated at recent Ecological Society of America Conferences with the Natural History Section, and the Historical Records group. The initial two main foci of ICER are to 1) figure out how best to insure ecologists know about existing collections data resources, 2) bring the two communities together to discuss suitability of the data captured from field specimen collection for ecologists.

Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links ICER Working Group Wiki

International Whole-Drawer Digitization Interest Group (WDD)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope

This interest group is devoted to discussion related to whole-drawer and bulk imaging of dried, pinned insect collection drawers and related bulk specimen containers. The interest group schedules regular discussion sessions via Adobe Connect for the purpose of sharing techniques, strategies, uses, improvements, and technology associated with producing a single image of an entire insect drawer. Resources, related documents, and discussion notes are found in the link below.

Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Listserv, Working Group Wiki

Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization (CitSciInterop)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope Improve interoperability among the major actors in the new domain of public participation in digitization of biodiversity research specimens.
Overlap with Other Working Groups The group's goals most closely complement those of the User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group.
Links

Wiki, Transcription Hackathon

North American Network of Small Herbaria Working Group (NANSH)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope TBD
Overlap with Other Working Groups See WG for DROID1, DROID2, DROID3, and DROID4
Links Wiki

Outlier Detection and Documentation by Collectors Working Group (ODD Collectors)

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Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Katie Pearson iDigBio Research Assistant, Florida State University (Co-lead)
  • Austin Mast iDigBio, Florida State University (Co-lead)
  • Gil Nelson iDigBio, Florida State University
  • Greg Riccardi, iDigBio, Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication, Florida State University
Mission & Scope In this era of global change, it is increasingly important to detect and report change at the collecting event, rather than delaying until specimen data is digitized or later used for research. Biological outliers (e.g., in phenology, distribution, morphology/anatomy, etc.) may indicate the beginnings of significant, transformative change that merits immediate attention. Collectors are on the front lines of observing that change and need the encouragement, training, cyberinfrastructure, and semantics to report change more effectively to stakeholders who can use the information. The goals of this working group are to provide each of those things to the community.

Potential products from this working group include recommendations for empowering collectors as sentinels of change; content for training the next generation of collectors; standards, protocols, and best practices for collectors to detect and document change; ontology development for outlier description; and cyberinfrastructure for reporting outliers directly to those who can use the information.

Paleo Data and Digitization Working Group (PaleoDigi)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Talia Karim, University of Colorado Boulder (Co-Lead)
  • Gil Nelson, iDigBio (Co-Lead)
  • Holly Little, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Carrie Levitt-Bussian, Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Erica Krimmel, iDigBio
  • Deb Paul, iDigBio
  • Roger Burkhalter, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • Amanda Millhouse, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Lindsay Walker, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Jessica Miller-Camp, University of Indiana
  • Susan Butts, Yale Peabody Museum
Mission & Scope All things paleontology, data, and digitization. We are also coordinating with the TDGW Paleo Interest Group [1].
Overlap with Other Working Groups See WG for DROID1, DROID2 and DROID3
Links Wiki, Listserv

Project Management Interest Group (PMIG)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope To be a forum for TCN's project managers and other interested parties to discuss PM issues, insights, and general discussion.
Overlap with Other Working Groups
Links Resources, Listserv

Sustainability Working Group (SWG)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Dave Bloom, Chair
  • Deanna Stouder, Facilitator
  • Robert Gropp
  • Barbara Thiers
  • Hank Bart
  • Larry Page (ExOfficio)
Mission & Scope The charge for the group is to write a proposal to conduct a feasibility study around charging for the use of data services. This proposal is part of the requirements for iDigBio funding from participants. Once the proposal is reviewed and potentially funding the group will move forward with their charge. This Working Group will present their report to iDigBio and to the broader TCN community.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Wiki


Symbiota Working Group (SWG)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Neil Cobb, Co-chair
  • Andy Miller, Co-chair
  • Dorothy Allard
  • Ryan Allen
  • Jonathan Amith
  • Philip Anders
  • Robert Anglin
  • Rhianna Baldree
  • Anne Barber
  • Anne Barber
  • Mary Barkworth
  • Diego Barroso
  • Charles Bartlett
  • Scott Bates
  • Mireia Beas-Moix
  • Elana Benamy
  • Jason Best
  • Darrell Brandon
  • Benjamin Brandt
  • Sandra Brantley
  • Herrick Brown
  • Steven Buckley
  • Kenneth Cameron
  • Caitlin Chapman
  • Eric Chapman
  • Robin Delapena
  • Michael Denslow
  • Rebecca Dolan
  • Jennifer Doubt
  • Mary Feist
  • Walter Fertig
  • Matthew Foltz
  • Jon Fong
  • Alan Franck
  • Nico Franz
  • Larry Gall
  • Wyatt Gaswick
  • Daniel Gerber
  • David Giblin
  • Edward Gilbert
  • Aaron Goldberg
  • Corinna Gries
  • Chris Grinter
  • Linda Hardison
  • Geena Hill
  • Pamela Horsley
  • Teresa Iturriaga
  • David Jennings
  • Barry Kaminsky
  • Jennie Kluse
  • Eric Knox
  • Matt von Konrat
  • Alex Kuhn
  • Daryl Lafferty
  • Scott LaGreca
  • Lorinda Leonardi
  • Tatyana Livshultz
  • Tim Lowrey
  • Beth Lynch
  • Crystal Maier
  • Mari Majack
  • Joanna McCaffrey
  • Tommy McElrath
  • Joe McKenna
  • Lynn McLaren
  • Andrea Miller
  • Katie Mitchell
  • Wendy Moore
  • Paul Morris
  • Gary Motz
  • Zack Murrell
  • Essig Museum
  • Thomas Nash
  • Chris Neefus
  • Christine Niezgoda
  • John Oswald
  • Deborah Paul
  • Kirstin Phillips
  • Richard Rabeler
  • Ana Ruiz
  • Katja Seltmann
  • Gregory Setliff
  • Vaughn Shirey
  • Petra Sierwald
  • Julie Smith
  • Jenny Stratton
  • Amir Sultan
  • Patrick Sweeney
  • Eric Tepe
  • Barbara Thiers
  • Michael Thomas
  • Robin Thomson
  • Phil Tonne
  • Melissa Tulig
  • Yalma Vargas
  • Genevieve Walden
  • Matthew Yoder
  • Guanyang Zhang


Mission & Scope

The Symbiota Working Group is composed of developers and end users, where end users include primarily managers of Symbiota portals but can be any end user who wants to help improve Symbiota as a software application or the data portal functionality as a whole. The 29 Symbiota portals encompass plants, lichens, bryophytes, algae, fungi, invertebrates, and to a lesser degree vertebrates. Symbiota portals primarily function as web portals for museums to submit and annotate specimen or observation records. Symbiota portals serve the data to iDigBio and to any other aggregators that want to harvest Darwin Core archives. Symbiota also provides data packaging (e.g., checklists) visualization (mapping and images), education material (keys, identification quizzes) and easy access to data sets as downloadable csv files. Thus, Symbiota portals allow researchers to compile and screen data sets for further analysis or educators to integrate biodiversity data for use in the classroom. A key challenge is to know when it is good to develop a capacity in Symbiota, partner with a third party to provide added functionality (e.g., georeferencing, mapping) and when to let another entity provide the functionality (e.g., dedicated aggregator). Now is an important point in time to develop a roadmap that will more efficiently guide us over the next few years and beyond when funding is less certain.

Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links http://symbiota.org/docs/

Google Event/Meeting Calendar - Caution - in Pacific Time
Github Wishlist
Listserv
Symbiota: Publishing Your Data - Required Reading
Wiki


Gries C, Gilbert E, Franz N (2014) Symbiota – A virtual platform for creating voucher-based biodiversity information communities. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1114. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1114 http://bdj.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=1114

User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization (CitSciEngage)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope Develop successful strategies for engagement of the public in digitization online and onsite.
Overlap with Other Working Groups The group's goals most closely complement those of the Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group.
Links

Wiki

Website Content Providers Editorial Board and Interest Group

Data Field Details
Status Active when a need arises
Members
Mission & Scope We meet to determine content formulation processes, write documents to support access to information for content providers, create and deliver in-house content training, we also constitute an editorial board for the iDigBio.org website content and overall look & feel. We believe in constant improvement, and we aim to keep the level of service to our biodiversity community via the website at a high level of satisfaction.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links

Content Style Guide and Workflow

Inactive Working Groups

Authority Files

Data Field Details
Status Merged: The Authority Files Working Group has merged with the MISC Working Group, with Katja Seltmann and Gil Nelson as Co-Leads. See below: Minimum Information Standards, Authority Files, & Semantics.
Original Members (Now Included Below)
Past Members
Mission & Scope  
Overlap with other Working Groups  
Links Authority File Working Group Resources

Cyberinfrastructure (CYWG)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Past Members
Mission & Scope Define, document and test iDigBio service Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and appliances. The first phase will focus on data ingestion APIs and appliances considering TCN use cases.

Definition and documentation of potential services and appliances for OCR and georeferencing are left to the respective working groups. Definition of data structure for ingestion is left to MISC working group.

Overlap with Other Working Groups None
Links

Intellectual Property Policy

Data Field Details
Status Inactive
Members
Mission & Scope Produce a clear Intellectual Property Policy to establish data ownership rights and data re-use requirements related to content presented via iDigBio by collections and institutions.
Overlap with Other Working Groups None identified
Links

Final Published Document

Note: This document is open for community comment

Minimum Information Standards, Authority Files, & Semantics (MISC)

Data Field Details
Status Done (Inactive), activated when a need arises
Members
Mission & Scope 1) Establish the working group and its goals, with the guidance of participants from the MISC breakout group from iDigBio's It Standards workshop. 2) Document basic assumptions underpinning a minimal information for scientific collections expectation. 3) Develop a document outlining and providing a rationale for required, minimal, desired, and supplementary data elements to be provided by iDigBio contributors. 4) Develop guidelines for data validation, training and assistance to iDigBio contributors for configuring data for ingestion into the iDigBio portal.
Overlap with Other Working Groups The overlap between the Minimum Information for Scientific Collections (MISC) and Authority Files Working groups prompted merging into a single working group.
Links MISC Authority File Working Group, Discussion Forum

Paleontology (Paleo)

Data Field Details
Status Inactive
Members
Mission & Scope This group is currently being formed. One of the group's first tasks will be to define a Mission and Scope. Broadly, the group will maintain awareness of digitization activities and needs within the Paleontology community, and promote communication between Neontology/Paleontology/Information Technology partners.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links Listserv, Discussion Forum, Working Group Wiki

Public Participation in Digitization (CitSci)

Data Field Details
Status Inactive
Members
Mission & Scope Identify and improve aspects of biodiversity digitization workflows that can be newly architected or enhanced to take advantage of public participation. This working group completed its initial goals and has been replaced by the Interoperability for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group and the User Engagement for Public Participation in Digitization Working Group.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links

Working Group Wiki

Strategic Communication Interest Group

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope We will be developing a strategic communications plan and organizing an advisory panel of communications experts, corporate social responsibility and fundraising experts, and key stakeholders from the collections community. Our collective charge is: (1) to develop a unified platform for communicating the importance of digitization efforts; (2) to identify specific needs of the collection community, develop strategies for addressing these needs through communications activities (including education and outreach), and formalize goals and objectives; and (3) to design implementable activities that can meet our goals/objectives and effectively engage iDigBio target audiences. We will provide recommendations to iDigBio that increase the momentum of digitization/outreach activities on a national scale and ensure the long-term sustainability of these efforts.
Overlap with Other Working Groups  
Links

Field-to-collections Bioblitz at ESA 2017