OZCAM (Online Zoo­log­i­cal Col­lec­tions of Aus­tralian Muse­ums) pro­vides access to an online data­base of records aggre­gated from fau­nal col­lec­tions data­bases in Aus­tralian museums.

Call for nominations for the 2013 Ebbe Nielsen Prize now open!

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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

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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

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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

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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