International Digitization Summit

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Digitizing the Past and Present for the Future
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Overview

ALA, CSIRO, iDigBio, Smithsonian, BMNH, Naturalis, and NSF are meeting in Canberra, Australia, April 13-17, 2015, to discuss all projects and potential for collaborations among the projects.

Agenda, Presentations, and Notes

The following is a link to the full agenda: Media:Agenda_International_Digitization_Summit.pdf

Monday, 13 April 2015 :: A Global Focus

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Welcome
Session 1 Introductions - Global Institutions Digitisation program and future
Moderator: TBA
9:00-9:10 Opening and introductions : John La Salle
9:10-9:30 iDigBio : Larry Page
9:30-9:50 Chinese Field Museum : Keping Ma
9:50-10:10 The Smithsonian Institution: Paul Kimberly
10:10-10:30 The Natural History Museum: Vince Smith
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea
Session 1 Continued
11:00-11:20 CSIRO National Research Collections Australia: Andrew Young
11:20-11:40 Atlas of Living Australia: John La Salle
Session 2 Pathways to Collaboration group discussion
Moderators: Larry Page & John La Salle

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 :: Showcase Day

15 minute presentations by all, including the following (see full agenda for titles/order/etc.). This day to include collections folks from Australia, hence larger audience.

  • Larry Page: Overview of iDigBio, its genesis, development, funding, future, ADBC, NIBA, etc.
  • Pam Soltis: Role in advancing scientific research with digitized data
  • Bruce MadFadden: iDigBio - Education and outreach
  • Greg Riccardi: iDigBio's role in facilitating and enabling digitization
  • Jose Fortes: Cyberinfrastructure, portal and data
  • David Jennings: Project management
  • Austin Mast: Public participation and citizen science management
  • Gil Nelson: Community building, digitization workflow development, training and product workshops
  • Paul Kimberly: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History: Rapid capture techniques
  • Keping Ma: National Specimen Information Infrastructure of China (NSII)
  • Vince Smith: NHM Digital Collections Programme and the NHM Data Portal
  • Paul Flemons: DigiVol- Taking crowdsourcing to the next level with structured volunteering
  • Alexis Tindall & Alison Vaughan: Community coordination for Australian herbaria and zoological collections
  • Dan Gledhill: Digital tools for taxonomy: maps, images, x-rays and the ALA
  • Changming Sun: Feature extraction from insect wings (dragonfly example)
  • Stuart Anderson: Putting 3D Insect Scans to Work

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 :: Round Table Discussions Day 1

Extended discussions, about 1.5 hours each on such topics as crowdsourcing/citizen science, cyber infrastructure, workflow, global collections for advancing scientific research, etc. Collection tours to be included in these days. Content for these days is still being worked out.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 :: Round Table Discussions Day 2

Extended discussions, about 1.5 hours each on such topics as crowdsourcing/citizen science, cyber infrastructure, workflow, global collections for advancing scientific research, etc. Collection tours to be included in these days. Content for these days is still being worked out.

Friday, 17 April 2015 :: Field Trip

9:00 Pick up from University House
9:15-10:00 Tour of Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC) with Leo Joseph
10:00-15:00 Visit to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – including Aussie barbie in the bush
15:00-16:00 Tour of Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (near Tidbinbilla)
16:00 Return to Canberra

Report

International Digitization Summit Workshop Report