[tdwg-content] BioDigiCon 2022: Register Now

Deborah Paul dlpaul at illinois.edu
Mon Jul 25 15:04:05 UTC 2022

Greetings All,

 From iDigBio: You are invited to this year’s *Biodiversity Digitization 
Conference (BioDigiCon 2022)* 
<https://www.idigbio.org/content/biodigicon-2022>, an all-virtual event 
scheduled for *27-29 September 2022*.

Registration is free through Eventbrite: 

Although the agenda is still in progress, this year’s conference will 

  * a session focused on data quality issues and solutions organized by
    leaders from the world’s major aggregators, including GBIF, iDigBio,
    ALA, and CRIA,
  * a 4-part series comparing and contrasting leading collections and
    data management systems (Arctos, Emu, Specify, and Symbiota) with
    time for your questions, and
  * several lightning rounds featuring digitization tools and techniques.

Also included will be extended sessions on

  * image and data storage,
  * digitization workflows using Symbiota software,
  * issues related to the Digital Extended Specimen,
  * methods dealing with biocultural issues and the use of Traditional
    Knowledge (TK) labels,
  * an exploration of digitization sustainability strategies at the
    institutional level,
  * consideration of current collaborations between GBIF, ALA, and
    iDigBio for aligning pipelines benefiting data mobilization, and
  * reports from major digitization projects funded by the U.S National
    Science Foundation.

*Lightning Talk Space is Limited: *

We have issued an open call for 10-minute lightning round talks focused 
on novel or successful digitization techniques, data mobilization 
strategies, tools, protocols, workflows, and the like. These rounds are 
filling fast.

Please email Conference Manager Jill Goodwin 
(jgoodwin at floridamuseum.ufl.edu) right away if you are interestedin 

- Deborah Paul, Biodiversity Informatics Community Liaison
- Species File Group (INHS), University of Illinois
-- Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Chair 2021-2022
-- Florida State University Courtesy Appointment
-- Species File Group and Eventshttps://speciesfilegroup.org
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