Call for nominations for the 2013 Ebbe Nielsen Prize now open!
The Ebbe Nielsen Prize is an annual prize established by the GBIF Governing Board to honor the memory of Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, who was an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics and one of the driving leaders promoting the establishment of GBIF. The prize is awarded annually to a promising researcher, …Continue Reading
Museums Australia Conference delves into the applications of Natural History collections
Representatives of Australian and international natural history collections made a substantial contribution to the recent Museums Australia National conference, held at the University of Adelaide from 24 to 28 September 2012. Several presentations demonstrated current initiatives in digitisation of natural history collections, including reports on Atlas of Living Australia supported projects. A parallel session chaired …Continue Reading
A guide to mass digitization
The No specimen left behind: mass digitization of natural history collections special edition of Zookeys profiles and reflects on digitisation projects from natural history collections around the world. It brings together articles that explore digitisation initiatives in a broad range of environments, including large entomological collections, vertebrate collections, herbaria, botanic gardens and citizen science projects. …Continue Reading
Building global collaboration for biodiversity intelligence
Media Release from the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC), which was attended by Paul Flemons from the Australian Museum and representative on OZCAM. Public to play major role in mobilizing expanded range of data needed to preserve vital functions of life on Earth, conference concludes. Copenhagen, Denmark – A landmark conference has agreed key priorities for …Continue Reading