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Experts in digitization, programming, education, crowdsourcing, and outreach and marketing gathered at the iDigBio offices in Gainesville from April 20–22 to begin planning the second annual Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event. This year...

April 5, 2016

A recent study published in Science and led by Stephen Willis and Philip Stephens, compared bird migrations in North America and Europe. They discovered that some bird species are adapting well to conditions associated with climate change, while populations of oth...

March 19, 2016

Herbarium specimens are rich with information above and beyond what is written on the label. In particular, specimens can tell us the phenological phase of the plant, as evidenced by the presence of buds, flowers, or young leaves. The timing of the growth of these stru...


Location: BIS (TDWG) 2015 Biodiversity Information Standards: An amazing 2 weeks in Nairobi, Kenya.
by Deb Paul, input from Libby Ellwood and Matt Collins.

 

For the first time ever, the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference took place on the continent of...

Hundreds of volunteers around the world transcribed >30,000 specimen labels at 25 events over four days (Oct 22–25, 2015) in the first Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event.  Events spanned a range of formal and informal educationvenues, f...

iDigBio returned to the annual Ecological Society of America (ESA100) conference for the second year in a row. ESA celebrated its 100th conference this year and saw over 4000 participants! In addition to the informational booth that made the trip last year as well, we...

On Friday, May 29, Florida State University held a transcription blitz for attendees of theFlorida Native Plant Society Annual Conference. This was the third digitization blitz hosted by iDigBio, the Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections Thematic C...

Citizen science is growing as a research field, as evidenced by the formation of a professional society, a peer-reviewed journal, and now, at least one university class. In the Spring 2015 semester, we taught a graduate-level course in Citizen Science, offered jointly...

Internet-scale public engagement in the digitization of biodiversity research specimens, such as can be seen at Notes from Nature, DigiVol, the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center, and FromthePage.com, offers clear win-wins insofar as motoring through our 100’s-of-milli...

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