SCNet, iDigBio, and SPNHC announce a second webinar series focused on curation, digitization, and management of small natural history collections. The webinars in this series will feature several collections domains and preparation types, including but not limited to paleontology, entomology, veterbrate zoology, and botany, as well as museums that manage several small collections. Each webinar in the series will include a 20-30 minute presentation by a featured speaker followed by 30-40 minutes of discussion. Meetings are virtual and accessible online at https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet. No special software outside of an internet browser is required to access the virtual meeting room. You may login by selecting “Enter as guest,” entering your name, and clicking “Enter Room.” Webinars will generally be held 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted below. Anyone interested in supporting and sustaining small collections is welcomed and encouraged to participate.
The first webinar in this series is scheduled for 16 October 2014. Others will be announced and will be added to the list below. Please follow the links for more information.
16 October 2014 Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage, Christy Bills, Natural History Museum of Utah
13 November 2014 Small fish in a big pond: Lessons learned in digitizing a small paleontology collections, Julie Rousseau, University of Alsaska Museum
15 December 2014 The Value of the Symbiota Portal and Database for Small Collections, Ed Gilbert, Arizona State University
15 January 2015 Increasing Capacity for Small Natural History Collections: Developing Protocol for Volunteer-Based Inventorying Programs, Shana Hawrylchak, Manager of Exhibits and Collections, EcoTarium; Kaleigh Pare, Collections Specialist, EcoTarium; Emma Westling, Collections Consultant