International Digitization Summit

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Digitizing the Past and Present for the Future
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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 Sall
11:40-12:30 How can we learn from international digitsation efforts for potential collaborations and sharing?

Discussion will examine how ALA and iDigBio capabilities might collaborate more closely in the future to deliver integrated data and services that are needed by stakeholder communities and other international groups involved in large scale digitisation projects - China, Smithsonian, BNHM, Naturalis and CSIRO’s NRCA.

12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:00 Tour of Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) with David Yeates
Session 2 Continued
14:00-15:30 Discussion to consider
  • Capability we should be accessing via collaboration rather than building ourselves separately?
  • What are the key future priorities
  • What ideas to work on in the future.

Does a need and an opportunity exists to further conceptualise and develop international together, to frame components that will fully support the broad definition of biodiversity research that coordinates and integrates with existing infrastructure, including tools developed by individuals?

15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00-16:45 Tour of Australian National Herbarium (ANH) with Andrew Young
16:45-17:00 Return to Lecture Theatre for wrap-up and closing
17:00 Close

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 :: Showcase Day

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Welcome
Session 1 Global Digitisation
Moderator: John La Salle
9:00-9:15 Opening speaker and remarks – Malcolm Thompson
9:15-9:30 Larry Page: Overview of iDigBio, its genesis, development, funding and future
9:30-9:45 Keping Ma: Chinese Field Museum
9:45-10:00 Vince Smith: NHM Digital Collections Programme and the NHM Data Portal
10:00-10:15 Paul Kimberly: Smithsonian Institution Natural History Museum (Rapid Capture Approach)
10:15-10:30 Andrew Young: CSIRO National Research Collections Australia: Digitisation Strategy & future direction
10:30-10:45 John La Salle: Atlas of Living Australia
10:45-11:15 Morning Tea
Session 2 Global Digitisation continued
Moderator: Larry Page
11:15-11:30 Pam Soltis: Role in advancing scientific research with digitized data
11:30-11:45 Greg Riccardi: iDigBio's role in facilitating and enabling digitization
11:45-12:00 Jose Fortes: Cyberinfrastructure, portal and data
12:00-12:15 David Jennings: Digitization project management
12:15-12:30 Austin Mast: Public participation and citizen science management
12:30-12:45 Gil Nelson: Community building, digitization workflow development, training and product workshops
12:45-13:00 Bruce MadFadden: iDigBio - Education and outreach
13:00-13:45 Lunch
Session 3 Australian Digitisation Initiatives
Moderator: Paul Kimberly
13:45-14:00 Rebecca Pirzl: Building an E-Flora
14:00-14:15 Paul Flemons: Engaging communities with DigiVol
14:15-14:30 Daniel Gledhill: X-ray images of fishes
14:30-14:45 Alexis Tindall: Community coordination for Australian herbaria
14:45-15:00 Alison Vaughan: Community coordination for the Australian zoological collections
15:00-15:15 Nicole Fisher: International Drawer Digitisation Initiatives and Future
15:15-15:45 Afternoon Tea
Session 4 Moving Digitisation Forward
Moderator: John La Salle
15:45-16:00 Simon Checksfield : A combined information management system for the National Biological Collections
16:00-16:15 Andreas Zwick : Collection genomics
16:15-16:30 BPA: Genomics Data / platforms for digitising collections
16:30-16:45 Graham Galloway (Andrew Janke) : National Imaging Facility supporting specimen imaging
16:45-17:00 Changming Sun : Feature extraction from imaging libraries
17:00-17:15 Stuart Anderson and Matt Adcock : Extracting information from 3D images
17:30 Close

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

Sessions aimed at initiating conversations to facilitate represented digitisation projects world-wide in finding effective cooperative and collaborative strategies benefiting all parties going forward. Please come with ideas and methods ready for involvement.

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

Sessions aimed at initiating conversations to facilitate represented digitisation projects world-wide in finding effective cooperative and collaborative strategies benefiting all parties going forward. Please come with ideas and methods ready for involvement.

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


International Digitization Summit Workshop Report