IDigBio Workshops

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Overview

Materials from completed workshops will typically be archived in the iDigBio Forum to enable ongoing discussion. Codified documentation will reside on the iDigBio Documentation page. Other material may be displayed via Wikis or external publications. The iDigBio Workshops page will serve as the index to link to deliverables produced by each workshop.


Workshop Documentation

Calendar Year 2011

Date Workshop Name Brief Summary Links
11/29/2011 - 12/01/2011 iDigBio Summit 2011 Foster communication and cohesion between iDigBio and Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs), clarify objectives, identify challenges and needs.

Calendar Year 2012

Date Workshop Name Brief Summary Links
03/28/2012- 3/30/2012 IT Standards Workshop Bring together experts in biodiversity informatics and related fields. Priorities include: 1) harmonizing data and metadata requirements for digital collections; 2) examining semantic and linked-data approaches to biodiversity data interoperability; 3) developing training and testing resources for georeferencing; 4) defining storage capabilities, interoperability, and computational requirements for the national resource.

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Lightning Talks

04/27/2012- 04/28/2012 Paleocollections Workshop Address the digitization needs, opportunities and Grand Challenges of the US Paleontological collections community throughout the US.
05/30/2012- 5/31/2012 DROID Workshop This research workshop addresses the design, documentation, and optimization of Object-to-Image-to-Data workflows for digitizing biological specimens which are curated in thousands of museum and herbarium collections worldwide.

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07/12/2012 Botany 2012 The workshop is designed to introduce current and future biological and paleontological specimen collections staff to resources and workflows that can lead to greater efficiencies in the digitization of their collections.
09/17/2012- 9/18/2012 Digitizing Plant Collections Workshop iDigBio is offering a series of preparation-specific workshops focusing on organizing, launching, and maintaining a biological collections digitization program. The first of these workshops will focus on vascular and non-vascular plant digitization and will be held at Valdosta State University, September 16­–18, 2012.

All workshop materials can be accessed via the Workshop Wiki Page

Live Audio/Video

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Presentation Slide Decks Workshop Presentations and Recordings

09/28/2012- 9/29/2012 This workshop seeks to identify ways to engage the public in the ongoing digitization of biodiversity specimens. Audio/Video Recordings

Main Room: Adobe Connect Recordings

Presentation Slide Decks Presentation Slides

10/01/2012- 10/02/2012 iDigBio Augmenting OCR Working Group workshop In order to identify best practices and to develop tools for this process and plan a hackathon, iDigBio (https://www.idigbio.org/) will hold an “iDigBio Augumenting OCR” workshop October 1-2, 2012, in Gainesville, Florida.

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10/08/2012- 10/12/2012 This "train-the-trainers" workshop is designed to provide the community with more trainers across the USA available to train others to georeference specimen label locality data. Participants are expected to organize and facilitate at least one multi-day georeferencing workshop targeted at the TCNs and other digitization projects of which the participants are representative. The workshop is an intensive 5-day event in Gainesville, Florida October 8 - 12, 2012. The participant list is posted (see column to the right).

Audio/Visual Recordings Adobe Connect Recordings

Presentation Slide Decks


10/23/2012- 10/24/2012

iDigBio Summit 2012


Foster communication and cohesion between iDigBio and Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs), clarify objectives, identify challenges and needs.

Calendar Year 2013

Date Workshop Name Brief Summary Links
02/13/2013- 02/14/2013

[2013_AOCR_Hackathon_Wiki| iDigBio Augmenting OCR Hackathon]


This Hackathon addresses OCR output and natural language parsing of natural history museum's specimen label data.


03/05/2013- 03/06/2013 This new workshop will focus on digitization of wet collections, to include specimen label databasing, specimen imaging, ledger and field book imaging, and digitization of legacy objects such as X-rays, CT scans, and 35mm slides. It will be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas on March 5-6, 2013.



04/12/2013-04/13/2013

ASB 2013 symposium and workshop: Workflows and challenges in digitization of museum specimens


There will be a symposium and workshop on museum collection digitization efforts at the 2013 meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB). The emphasis will be on workflow options and workflow efficiency. The symposium will provide exposure to digitization efforts and challenges across taxonomic groups while the workshop will be a one-day training session on workflow concepts and logistics.



04/24/2013- 04/25/2013

iDigBio Entomology Digitization Workshop (DROID 2)


This workshop will focus on digitization of dried insect specimens, stored in drawers and trays, either pinned or in packets. A sampling of workshop topics includes specimen label databasing, specimen imaging, ledger and field book databasing and imaging, database selection decisions, and digitization workflows. The workshop will be held at The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois April 24-25, 2013.



07/2013

iDigBio Symposium at Botany 2013: Uses of Herbarium Specimens in Research, Teaching, and Public Outreach (Pam Soltis)


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07/2013

iDigBio Symposium at Botany 2013: Broadening Participation - Recruiting and Retaining Outstanding Scientists in the Botanical Sciences (Anna Monfils)


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