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*[mailto:heidorn@email.arizona.edu Bryan Heidorn], (Chair), Univ of AZ  
 
*[mailto:heidorn@email.arizona.edu Bryan Heidorn], (Chair), Univ of AZ  
*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul] (Co-Chair), iDigBio User Services  
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*[mailto:dpaul@fsu.edu Deborah Paul] (Co-Chair), iDigBio User Services
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*[qianjinzhang@email.arizona.edu Qianjin Zhang], Univ of AZ
 
*[mailto:renatof@ufl.edu Renato Figueiredo], iDigBio IT  
 
*[mailto:renatof@ufl.edu Renato Figueiredo], iDigBio IT  
 
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  
 
*[mailto:gnelson@bio.fsu.edu Gil Nelson], iDigBio Digitization  

Revision as of 16:40, 2 June 2012

Overview

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.

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.


Working Group Overview

Citizen Science

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Austin Mast (Lead)
  • Tom Nash
  • Blanka Shaw
  • Jon Shaw
  • Matt von Konrat
  • Andrew Sallans
  • Michael Denslow
  • Nelson Rios
  • Barbara Thiers
  • Deborah Paul
  • Betty Dunckel
  • Gil Nelson
  • Bruce MacFadden
Mission & Scope Identify and improve aspects of biodiversity digitization workflows that can be newly architected or enhanced to take advance of Citizen Science engagement.
Overlap with Other Working Groups
Links

Listserv

Working Group Wiki

Citizen Science / Eductation & Outreach Workshop

Citizen Science / Education & Outreach Workshop Target Participants

Authority Files

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Greg Riccardi (Lead)
  • Katja Seltmann
  • Stan Blum
  • Andrea Matsunaga
  • Gil Nelson
  • Dorothy Allard
  • Petra Sierwald
  • Dean Pentcheff
  • Paul Morris
  • Debbie Paul
Mission & Scope
Overlap with other Working Groups
Links

Paleontology

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Bruce Lieberman (Lead)
  • Bruce MacFadden
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

Cyberinfrastructure

Data Field Details
Status Active
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
Links

Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Wiki

Minimum Information Standards & Semantics

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
  • Gil Nelson (Lead)
  • Andrea Matsunaga
  • Reed Beaman
  • John Deck
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 Potential overlap with authority files.
Links

Georeferencing Working Group (GWG)

Data Field Details
Status Active
Members
Mission & Scope Our first goals are to start building a community of expert Georeferencing trainers in a workshop to be held in the fall or winter of 2012 and advance the capabilities of Georeferencing tools. Want to know more? Contact Deborah Paul
Overlap with Other Working Groups
Links

Augmenting OCR (aOCR)

Data Field Details
Status Active
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

Overlap with Other Working Groups
Links

Intellectual Property Policy

Data Field Details
Status Inactive
Members
  • Gil Nelson (Lead)
  • Deborah Paul
  • David Giblin
  • Katja Schultz
  • Katja Seltmann
  • Chris Dietrich
  • Paul Stern
  • John Fraser
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