[tdwg] iDigBio announces open registration for July 12 workshop

Austin Mast amast at bio.fsu.edu
Tue Apr 24 15:48:24 CEST 2012

iDigBio announces open registration for the Specimen Digitization Tools and Practices Workshop at the Botany 2012 Conference (http://www.botanyconference.org/).  The workshop is designed to introduce current and future biological and paleontological specimen collections staff to resources and workflows that can lead to greater efficiencies in the digitization of their collections.  The workshop is organized by iDigBio, the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections.  It will be held from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM on Thursday, July 12, the day after the conference at the conference facility in Columbus, OH.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for registered workshop participants will be provided.  To register for the workshop, send an email by June 15 to Cathy Bester (cbester at flmnh.ufl.edu) that includes your name and institution as you would like them to appear on your name tag.  iDigBio will accommodate as many participants as the budget permits.

For a schedule and additional information visit https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-botany-2012-digitization-workshop-open-registration

iDigBio has also organized a symposium entitled “Building a High-Resolution, Specimen-Based Picture of Life: Possibilities and Challenges” for the Botany 2012 conference.  It will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 11, from 1:30-5:45.  More details on the symposium are available at http://www.botanyconference.org/engine/search/?func=AbstractTitle&section=349.

iDigBio is the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation. The mission of iDigBio is to develop a national infrastructure that supports the vision of ADBC by overseeing implementation of standards and best practices for digitization; building and deploying a customized cloud computing environment for collections; recruiting and training personnel, including underserved groups; engaging the research community, collections community, citizen scientists, and the public through education and outreach activities; and planning for long-term sustainability of the national digitization effort.  For more information, visit http://www.idigbio.org. 

With best regards,


Austin Mast
Associate Professor 
Director of the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Member of the Steering Committee of iDigBio, The National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections

Department of Biological Science
319 Stadium Drive
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295

Office:  King Life Science Building, room 4065
Lab:  King Life Science Building, rooms 4068 and 4084
Herbarium:  Biological Science Unit One, room 100

Voice: 1 (850) 645-1500
Fax:  1 (850) 645-8447

amast at bio.fsu.edu

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