Small Collections Symposium SPNHC 2015

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This wiki supports the SPNHC 2015 Small Collections Symposium: The Contribution of Small Natural History Collections in the 21st Century. The symposium is jointly sponsored by iDigBio and the Small Collections Network (SCNet). Talks fall into three tracks: Small collections - the key to educating future generations of scientists, Digitization practices and challenges in small collections and museums, and Reaching out to small collections.

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Recordings

Presentations: The Contribution of Small Natural History Collections in the 21st Century

Track 1: Small collections - the key to educating future generations of scientists

  • Why small collections - what is unique, valuable and important, Anna Monfils (Central Michigan University)
  • Human diversity and the opportunities to engage students in small collections, Roland Roberts (National Science Foundation)
  • AIM-UP!: Bringing big data to educators at small institutions, Kurt Galbreath (Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University), Joe Cook (Department of Biology and Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico)
  • Small collections working together: CollectionsEducation.org, Erica Krimmel (Chicago Academy of Sciences, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, formerly Sagehen Creek Field Station), Ashley Morris (Middle Tennessee State Univesity), Travis Marsico (Arkansas State University), Anna Monfils (Central Michigan University), Brad Ruhfel (Eastern Kentucky University), Debra Linton (Central Michigan University)
  • Citizen science: A symbiotic future for research and education using biological collections Emily Meineke (North Carolina State, Entomology), Steven D. Frank (North Carolina State, Entomology), Robert Dunn (North Carolina State, Biology)
  • Collections Internships for College Students: Designing an Interdisciplinary Program, Emily Smith (Randolph College)

Track 2:Digitization practices and challenges in small collections and museums

  • Small entomology collections: How to manage, (Janaki Krishna, Christy Bills)
  • Biological field stations as repositories of biodiversity data, Hilary Swain (Archbold Biological Station), Gil Nelson (Florida State University/iDigBio)
  • Managing Multiple Small Collections in an Interdisciplinary Museum, Lena Hernandez (Museum of Science & History of Jacksonville, FL)
  • Challenges and obstacles to digitizing small paleontology collections, Laura Vietti (Geology Department, University of Wyoming)
  • Research opportunities using data from small collections, Pam Soltis (Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, iDigBio)
  • Strategies for digitizing small vertebrate collections, Laura Abraczinskas (Michigan State University Museum)
  • The Fairbanks Museum: a small, rural, New England natural history museum’s challenge to adapt, Mary Beth Prondzinski (Alabama Natural History Museum, representing Fairbanks Museum)
  • SCNet: Supporting digitization in small collections, Gil Nelson (iDigBio/Florida State University), Anna Monfils (Central Michigan Univesity)
  • Getting started: Digitizing multiple small collections at UCSB, Laurie Hannah (Cheadle Center for Biodiversity, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers in small collections, Melissa Islam (Denver Botanic Gardens)

Track 3: Reaching out to small collections

  • Ten years of the Society of Herbarium Curators: past, present and future, Andrea Weeks (George Mason University)
  • Reaching out to small collections, Zack Murrell (Appalachian State University), Michael Denslow (Appalachian State University), Joseph McKenna (Appalachian State University)
  • Large and Small Collections: Partners in a time of Challenges and Opportunities, Barbara Thiers (New York Botanical Garden)
  • A list of US-based natural history collections, François Michonneau (iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History), Larry Page (iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History)
  • Building a Networked National Community: NIBA Research Coordination Network, Rob Gropp (American Institute of Biological Sciences)
  • The role of small natural history collections in contributing to understanding species’ distributions, Travis Marsico (Arkansas State University), Jeremy J. Caron (Central Michigan University), Richard Carter (Valdosta State University), Emily Gillespie (Marshall University), Erica Krimmel (Chicago Academy of Sciences, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum), Ross McCauley (Fort Lewis College), Ashley B. Morris (Middle Tennessee State University), Gil Nelson (Florida State University), and Anna K. Monfils (Central Michigan University)

Related Resources

Webinar series and other resources leading up to SPNHC 2015

Symposium Recordings