SPNHC 2015 Plenary Session

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This wiki supports DemoCamp at SPNHC 2015. The SPNHC 2015 DemoCamp is sponsored by iDigBio and organized by Rusty Russell.

DemoCamp provides a venue for promotion of technological solutions to advance the field of museum curation and specimen digitization, with broad applications for biology, ecology, and biodiversity informatics. Live demonstrations are welcomed in any technologies relevant to biologists, collections managers, or biodiversity information managers, as well as technologies that enable the broader use of data, or enable citizen scientist participation. Technologies demonstrated at past sessions have included collections/ transaction management software, georeferencing applications, robotic imaging equipment, automated label digitization tools, and programs for analysis of data/ images. DemoCamp presentations feature the latest developments in currently available products/ software/ applications/ tools as well as ongoing research projects and prototypes. DemoCamp sessions also provide a venue for idea exchange and feedback from potential users. --No powerpoints allowed!

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SPNHC Plenary Session Schedule

8:30: In Defense of Specimen Collecting, Natural History Collections, and Bioethics Larry M. Page, Director, iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

9:00: Evidence of Evolution: Darwin's Cabinet of Curiosities Susan Middleton, Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

9:30: Endless Forms, Most Useful Erin Tripp, Curator of Botany, Museum of Natural History, and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado

10:00: Break

10:30: WeDigBio—Public Participation in Digitization of Natural History Collections Hits its Stride Austin Mast, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

11:00: Time to Grow a Pair: Institutional Leadership, Taxonomy and Natural History Quentin Wheeler, President, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York

11:30: Building a Networked National Community for Collections Robert Gropp, Interim Co-Executive Director, AIBS, and Public Policy Office, NSC Alliance, Washington, DC

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