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Large-scale digitization projects in the Netherlands and Sweden

A Dutch digitization project reaches its halfway mark, while Sweden plans the digitization of its natural history collections.

Also tagged: Data publishing Data capture and digitization Collections Digitization Netherlands Sweden Europe

GBIF Participants collaborate in 2013 mentoring projects

Eight Participant nodes share expertise on data publishing, portal development, digitization and e-learning.

Also tagged: GBIF nodes Mentoring Colombia Brazil Belgium Togo Mauritania France Spain Portugal Europe Latin America Africa

Think bigger, GBIF award winner urges biologists

Miguel Bastos Aráujo, Portuguese winner of the prestigious GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2013, plans to build an 'Ecotron' experimental facility to test model predictions of the impacts of climate change on species distributions.

Also tagged: GBIF awards Portugal Spain Denmark Mexico United States Sweden France Italy Europe Latin America North America

New data portal on algae and protozoa

The host of the GBIF national node in Germany has launched a new special interest data portal on algae and protozoa.

Also tagged: Germany Europe

French project uses crowdsourcing to digitize plant records

Citizen ‘herbonauts’ can now contribute to science by helping to digitize the vast quantity of plant records held in the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris, host of the GBIF national node.

Also tagged: Citizen science Collections Digitization France Europe