Workshops and Symposia

Small Collections Symposium at SPNHC 2015

iDigBio, SCNet, and NSCA (Natural Science Collections Alliance) are pleased to sponsor a second small collections symposium at the upcoming SPNHC 2015 conference, to be held 17-23 May 2015 in Gainesville, FL. iDigBio has established a wiki for the symposium that includes the annotated agenda as well as a brief list of presentations: Please see the annotated agenda, which includes abstracts, for more detail about the sessions. Remote attendance is available for those who cannot attend in person. Login as guest to to participate. The sessions will also be recorded and made available on the wiki as will PDF copies or the PowerPoint presentations.
For more information, contact symposium convenors Anna Monfils ( or Gil Nelson (
See conference reports from 2014 here: and

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.

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:

Mobilizing Small Herbaria, December 2013

The primary goals for iDigBio's Mobilizing Small Herbaria workshop included:

SPNHC 2014 Small Collections Symposium: Call for Abstracts

SPNHC 2014 Small Collections Symposium
Call for Presentation Abstracts

Small Herbarium Workshop at Botany 2014

iDigBio, the North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH), and SCNet are pleased to collaborate on a 1-day workshop focused on digitizing small herbaria. The workshop is scheduled for 31 July 2014 in Boise, ID following the close of Botany 2014. We have funding to reimburse up to 25 participants for one day, the reimbursements not to exceed $500.00 per person.

Small Collections Workshop, 7-10 April 2014

CollectionsWebiDigBio, the Small Collections Network (SCNet), and Central Michigan University (CMU) are pleased to co-sponsor a workshop focused on recruiting, supporting, and retaining small natural history collections within biodiversity digitization. This is an invited workshop, to be held at CMU, 8-9 April 2014. The workshop is currently fully subscribed.