African Insect Atlas digitization training meeting: from specimens to publishing

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11 - 13 July 2016
09:00 - 17:00 CEST

The Insect Atlas meeting focuses on developing practical digitization workflows that function for each museum. Each museum brings a different level of experience and this meeting will be a hands on approach to understanding the basic task clusters involved with taking a specimen from the collection to publishing on GBIF.

The meeting stresses that digitization must be incorporated into the daily tasks of the Museum. Outcomes from digitization must help the museum's efforts. If digitization is only seen as a service to a broader community, digitization will end with the short term funding. We hope to develop workflows that both serve the museum’s interests and the broader community. Topics include:

  1. How Collection based science has changes and why digitization will help museums collaborate, communicate and connect.

  2. Why WE need unique identifiers

  3. Steps in Pre-digitization

  4. Data capture

  5. Georeferencing

  6. To image or not

  7. Quality control


Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, Madagascar

National Museums of Kenya

Natural History Museum Zimbabwe

Botswana National Museum (Natural History Division)

Natural History Museum Mozambique

The Albany Museum, South Africa

California Academy of Sciences

Kenya Natural History Museum
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11 July 2016 09:00 - 13 July 2016 17:00