Marine Invertebrate Digitization Workshop 2019

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General Information

When: 4-5 February 2019
Where: iDigBio, Gainesville, Florida

Directions Google Map Link: from Holiday Inn University Center to Dickinson Hall


In this 2 day workshop, collection personnel from all major and most medium-sized IZ collections in the US will share information about their collections and curatorial and digitization workflows. Participants will discuss best practices and consider ways to improve on existing methods to improve efficiency and speed of data mobilization. These will include discussing citizen-enabled data capture such as Notes from Nature, handling labels in fluid collections, imaging methods, assembling, sharing, and digitization of station data from major expeditions, etc. We will also discuss standardizing nomenclature through the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), linking tissue collections through Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN), and DNA sequence/barcode data through Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD).


Agenda below may change as we desire or need.

Online abbreviated version
Online annotated version

Sunday 3 February 2019
Informal Collection Tours 5-630 PM, Dickinson Hall, 1659 Museum Road
Informal Dinner at Piesano's Restaurant 7 PM (restaurant located in the Holiday Inn University Center, Gainesville)

4 Feb 2019
8-8:20 Arrival Coffee – Tea – Sign-in – Log-on Demographics
8:20-8:40 Logistics Gustav and Deb Welcome, logistics, agenda, round of introductions
8:40-9:00 Intro & overview Gustav Paulay Introduction presentation
9:00-10:30 Collection Overviews Adam Baldinger Collection presentations
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:15 Goals part 1 Chris Johnson Goals –and general discussion
11:15-12:30 Data Capture Workflows Deb Paul Data capture workflows - presentations

10 min x 6

Mandy Bemis (UF)
Bill Moser (Smithsonian)
Jean-Marc Gagnon (CMN)
Henry Choong (RBCM) – Specify Workbench issues
Ed Gilbert (Symbiota) – Symbiota bulk uploads
Libby et al (LACM) citizen science pros & cons
12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:15 Georeferencing Nelson Rios Georeferencing overview & discussion
2:15-2:45 Symbiota Ed Gilbert Symbiota
2:45-3:15 Breakout Groups Leads Goals & workflow – breakout discussions
(self select) GROUP 1 - what taxa, areas, scientific goals
GROUP 2 - how much data to capture and how?
GROUP 3 - estimating effort & cost
3:15-3:30 Coffee break Coffee – Tea – Log on
3:30-3:45 REPORTS backs from groups Group Leads Take notes and summarize main points w/ Google docs
3:45-4:15 Imaging Zach Randall? Imaging – presentation & discussion
4:15-4:45 Genetics Regina Wetzer Genetic collections
5:00-6:30 Social & IZ tour
7:00 Dinner The Swamp and Map to The Swamp 1642 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL
5 Feb 2019
8-8:30 Arrival Coffee – Tea – Log on
8:30-9:00 Sequence data Adriana Radulovici

Ed Gilbert

Vouchering sequence data: BOLD, GenBank
9:00-9:30 WoRMS Bart Vanhoorne WoRMS
9:30-10:00 Nomenclature Rudiger Bieler Nomenclature –discussion
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-10:45 Breakout Groups Leads Ancillary data & nomenclature –breakout discussions
(self select) GROUP 1 – imaging
GROUP 2 – genetics
GROUP 3 – nomenclature
10:45-11:15 REPORTS from groups Group Leads Take notes and summarize main points w/ Google docs
11:15-11:35 Digitization Overview Deb Paul
Edward Gilbert
Digitization Overview
11:35-12:00 Data Mobilization Kevin Love Data Mobilization
Ed Gilbert
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-1:30 Physical infrastructure Jean-Marc Gagnon

Henry Choong

Specimen storage & collection organization - presentation & discussion
1:30-2:30 Dream Big: Science with IZ data Jean-Marc Gagnon Scientific goals
Breakout groups?
2:30-3:15 Broader Impacts Libby Ellwood
Molly Phillips
Broader impacts
3:15-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-4:00 Management Chris Johnson Project and Data Management
4:00-4:30 Wrap up
4:30-4:45 Survey iDigBio exit survey for participants


  • Logistics for Workshop (pdf) In this document you will find information about:
    • hotel location: Holiday Inn University Center, Gainesville, FL
    • Workshop Location information
    • hotel-airport shuttle information
    • workshop links for uploading talks, connecting to wifi, etc

Group Notes

Taking group notes together.

Workshop Resources