This workshop aims to train collection managers, collectors and data users in biodiversity informatics knowledge and to provide the best tools for digitization and publication of Haitian biodiversity collections.
Participants comes from the National Botanic Garden, Ouanaminthe Botanic Garden and the American University of the Caribbean in Les Cayes.
The four day workshop provides an introduction to GBIF and the international biodiversity data network, as well as training for the digitization of specimens, data management, software for data cleaning and guidance for publication of datasets through the Integrative Publishing Toolkit (IPT) developed by GBIF. Moreover, training introduces the application of biodiversity data sharing and analyses in the context of biodiversity requirements and problematics in Haiti.
Topics from the workshop cover:
- Introduction to Darwin Core and GBIF
- Digitization, data management and tools
- IPT, data cleaning and georeferenicing tools (OpenRefine, GeoLocate and Google Map API)
- Discussion and practical exercises (Herbarium dataset cleaning)