16 October 2014
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Virtual meeting room: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage
Presenter: Christy Bills, Invertebrates Collection Manager, Natural History Museum of Utah
16 October 2014
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.
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
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)
The Role of SPNHC in Supporting the Sustainability of Small Collections
Presenter/discussion leader: Andy Bentley, President-elect of SPNHC and Biodiversity Informatics Manager, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute.
Date/time: 14 April 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT
AIM-UP!: Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs
Presenter/discussion leader: Josh Whorley, Biology Faculty, Seattle Central Community College.
Date/time: 9 June 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Documenting the Importance of Small Collections
Presenter/discussion leader: Anna Monfils, Associate Professor and Director of the CMC Herbarium, Central Michigan University.
Date/time: 12 May 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT [Please note the change of date: was 2 June]
Building the Small Collections Network: A Model from ECN
Presenter/discussion leader: Katja Seltmann, American Museum of Natural History, Immediate Past President of Entomology Collections Network and Pam Horsley, American Museum of Natural History and lead organizer of the annual Entomological Collections Network meeting.
Date/time: 21 April 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT
The Future of Funding for Small Collections
Presenter/discussion leader: Roland Roberts, National Science Foundation Program Director for Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) and Associate Professor, Towson University.
Date/time: 19 May 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Large Collections Supporting Small Collections
Presenter/discussion leader: Barbara Thiers, Director William and Lynda Steer Herbarium and Vice President for Scientific Research, New York Botanical Garden.
Date/time: 2 June 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT [Please note date change, was 12 May]