Blogs and News

Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage

16 October 2014
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Virtual meeting room:
Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage
Presenter: Christy Bills, Invertebrates Collection Manager, Natural History Museum of Utah

Webinar Series 2

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.

Symbiota Training: Checklist and Voucher Management

Interested in learning how create and manage species checklists within a Symbiota portal? If so, join us on Wednesday morning for the next Symbiota webinar. This online training session will cover step-by-step instructions on how to create new species lists for any given area, linking specimen vouchers as proof of occurrence, and how to make use of the voucher management tool box to manage the list over time. See below for details on when and where to meet.
Symbiota Training: Checklist and voucher management

Symbiota Training: Intro to Specimen Management

Symbiota Training: Intro to specimen management
When: Wed, August 27, 9am - 10am (Pacific Time)
Topic: Collection Control Panel, quick overview of features in the menu,
managing permissions, download backup, access to data entry and specimen
editor, tracking specimen edits, processing toolbox, etc
When: 9-10am (Pacific Time)

Botany 2014 Small Herbarium Digitization Workshop Report

The North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) and iDigBio co-sposored a small herbarium digitization workshop in association with Botany 2014 on 31July in Boise, ID. 
See the blog report at
See the workshop wiki for audio recordings and pdf files of presentations.

SPNHC 2014 Small Collections Symposium

SCNet and iDigBio are pleased to host the Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Small Collections in Digitization Initiatives symposium at SPNHC 2014. The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, 25 June, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BST.
Please see the workshop wiki for the agenda, abstracts, presentations, recordings, and further information.

The Small Collections Network: Recruiting, Retaining, and Sustaining Small Collections in Biodiversity Digitization

IDigBio Initiatives for Small Natural History Collections

By: Anna Monfils and Gil Nelson
iDigBio participates in several initiatives designed to serve, support and connect small natural history collections. These initiatives include collection-themed symposia and workshops and the establishment of two networks: the North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) and the Small Collections Network (SCNet).

Community Survey for Natural History Collections

Dear Natural History Collections Community,

If you work with or have any interest in biodiversity or natural history collections of any type, at any level, in any capacity… we need your insights on this survey. Responses are needed at the following link by March 21st:

SPNHC 2014 Small Collections Symposium: Call for Abstracts

SPNHC 2014 Small Collections Symposium
Call for Presentation Abstracts