SPNHC 2018 Symposium: Completing the Data Pipeline: Collections Data Use in Research, Education and Outreach

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This is a full-day symposium at the SPNHC and TDWG 2018 joint meeting in Dunedin, New Zealand at the Otago Museum and the University of Otago.

Official Conference Website

General Information

Full Title: Completing the Data Pipeline: Collections Data Use in Research, Education and Outreach

Short Title: Joint SCNet/BLUE/iDigBio Symposium at SPNHC 2018

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Location: Burns 7 (88)

Organizers: Gil Nelson, Molly Phillips, Bruce MacFadden, Gabriela Hogue, and Anna Monfils

Sponsors: iDigBio, Small Collections Network (SCNet), and Biodiversity Literacy Litercy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE)

Contact information: Molly Phillips mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu and Gil Nelson gnelson@bio.fsu.edu

Symposium Abstract

Natural history collections around the world have been digitizing and making their data available online with the support of initiatives like GBIF, iDigBio, and ALA. Collections digitization and mobilization efforts are far from complete, but with hundreds of millions of specimen records now available online, natural history collections can safely claim the distinction of being a source of ‘big data”.

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight the diverse uses of digital collections resources for research, education, and outreach including activities that are currently underway around the globe with special focus on using collections data for: innovative research applications, inspiring outreach initiatives intended for new audiences, and educational resources and programs that are ensuring a new generation of competent collections data users. We anticipate this to be a full day event with up to 20 speakers. We will invite selected speakers to submit abstracts and depend on abstract submissions through the SPNHC abstract submission process.


Completing the Data Pipeline: Collections Data Use in Research, Education and Outreach Full Day Symposium Moderated by Anna Monfils
    Time  Title Presenter(s)
9:00-9:20 The Impact of Digitization and Digital Data Mobilisation on Biodiversity Research and Outreach
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.28470
Randy Singer
9:20-9:40 Increasing the Research Value of Digitized Fossil Museum Specimens via Integrated Stable Isotope Data
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.26567
Sean Moran
9:40-10:00 Preparing the Next Generation of Data-driven Scientists Through the Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education – Data Initiative (BLUE Data)
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.27162
Libby Ellwood
10:00-10:20 Tools and Techniques of Implementation Science to Support Wide-Spread Adoption of Biodiversity Literacy Standards
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.27160
Natalie Douglas
Coffee Break (10:30 - 11:00)
11:00-11:20 Emerging Education Resources and Initiatives: Harnessing the Potential of Disciplinary Societies to advance Biodiversity literacy
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.27176
Teresa Mourad
11:20-11:40 Engaging K-12 Audiences with Biodiversity Data through Advancing Digitization for Biodiversity Collection
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.26473
Molly Phillips
11:40-12:00 A Model for Creating Connections and Building Collections-Based Curricula for Pre-College Educators
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.27037
Gabriela Hogue
12:00-12:20 Broadening Participation in an Increasingly Digitized World
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.25972
Jeanette Pirlo
Lunch (12:30 - 2:00)
2:00-2:20 Expanding Core Capability in Digitisation by Sharing of Resources : the CSIRO Collections Implemented & Developed Program for Digitisation of Collection Specimens
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.27246
Nicole Fisher
2:20-2:40 The ePANDDA Project: Linking the Paleobiology Database, iDigBio, and iDigPaleo for Biological and Paleontological Research, Collections Management, and Outreach
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.26644
Jocelyn Sessa
2:40-3:00 Bringing Back the Buzzing of the Bees: Enhancing the Discovery of Fossil Insect Collections with the ePANNDA API
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.26496
Austin Hendy
3:00-3:20 Lessons Learned in the Creative and Entertainment Industry for User Engagement Applied to Museum Collections 3D Digitization Strategy
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.25712
Jiri Frank
Coffee Break (3:30 - 4:00)
4:00-4:20 Herbaria as Functional Trait Databases
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.25766
Sofie Meeus
4:20-4:40 Natural History Collection Data: Traits to Identify Plant-pollinator Interactions in a Spatial Context
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.25857
Rafael Cabral Borges
4:40-5:00 FishfindR.net: A New Tool for Fish Biodiversity Collections Communication
Abstract: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.26220
Kevin Love
5:00-5:30 Discussion