In February 2020, the alliance for biodiversity knowledge organized a community consultation on Advancing the Catalogue of the World’s Natural History Collections.
GBIF and other partners have incorporated the outcomes of this consultation recommendations into their work.
On 16 February 2021, GBIF, BCoN, DiSSCo, iDigBio and other partners initiated another global consultation aimed at establishing a common framework for collaboration around data models for the digital representation of specimens in museum collections. We invite all interested parties to join this important discussion.
If you missed the introductory webinars in which nearly 300 registrants participated, the recordings will be posted below. Then join the discussion in the GBIF Community Forum, where you can share your thoughts with others through 5 March 2021.
Session 1: 16 Feb 2021, 6:00 UTC
Session 2: 16 Feb 2021, 15:00 UTC
Topics of the consultation
- Making FAIR data for specimens accessible
- Extending, enriching and integrating data
- Annotating specimens and related data
- Attributing work done (Data Attribution)
- Analyzing/mining specimen data for novel applications
- Joe Miller, GBIF | alliance for biodiversity knowledge
- Alex Hardisty, University of Cardiff | DiSSCo
- Libby Elwood, Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County | iDigBio
- Andy Bentley, University of Kansas | BCoN
- Jyotsna Pandey, American Institute of Biological Sciences, NSC Alliance
- Wouter Addink, Naturalis, Leiden | DiSSCo
- Mike Webster, Cornell University
- Barbara Thiers, New York Botanical Garden
- Keping Ma, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing
- Jen Zaspel, Milwaukee Public Museum
- Gil Nelson, University of Florida | iDigBio
- James Macklin, Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada, Ottawa | TDWG
- Rich Rabeler, University of Michigan
- David Shorthouse, Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada, Ottawa
- Nicky Nicolson, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London
- Andrew Young, CSIRO, Canberra
- Anna Monfils, Central Michigan University
- John Bates, Field Museum of Natural History | NSC Alliance
- Lawrence Monda, National Museums of Kenya
GBIF Secretariat support staff
We thank any and all of our other colleagues who have attended organizing sessions over recent months. If you are interested in getting more involved with this or future consultations, please contact the alliance via email.