[tdwg] DCMI Webinar, February 10, Natural history data curation

DCMI Announce announce at dublincore.net
Thu Jan 20 00:19:32 UTC 2022

This webinar is scheduled for February 10, 2022, 16:00 UTCC and is free
(but registration is required).

** About the webinar*
Natural history collections constitute an important and complex knowledge
infrastructure. The heterogeneous data in these collections include
specimens, genomes, field notes, ecological monitoring data, and more --
all of which have huge potential for reuse in biodiversity, medicine,
climate science, agriculture, and many other domains. However, facilitating
this integrative reuse requires first maintaining the fragile
infrastructures used to store and share these data, and second, novel
approaches to migrating data from legacy (and often analog) formats into
datasets that are more fit-for-use.

In this webinar, Dr. Thomer will discuss findings from two projects
tackling natural history data curation: one focusing on the maintenance and
migration of natural history databases, and another on the digitization and
mobilization of historical data. The webinar will be of interest to those
working with similar collections, as well as those interested in the
maintenance of knowledge organization, knowledge infrastructures and the
integrative reuse of scientific data. This webinar is hosted by the DCMI
Education Committee and will be moderated by Dr. Karen Wickett.

** About the speaker*
Dr. Andrea Thomer is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan
School of Information. She conducts interdisciplinary research on
scientific data curation and on the maintenance and evolution of knowledge
infrastructures. She is especially interested in database curation,
integrative data reuse, and the collaborative use and curation of natural
science data. Dr. Thomer earned her doctorate at the School of Information
at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 2017. Prior to her
graduate work, she was an excavator and ad hoc data curator at the La Brea
Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California.

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