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After digitization – how GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) integrates and shares biodiversity data
GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. The world has thousands of natural history museums holding billions of records about where and when a species has been observed. GBIF combines all this information together so that anyone can easily access it for scientific research, government policy or for general interest. GBIF also tracks how the data is used so that museum workers, administrators and volunteers can see the remarkable and unintended ways people use free and open access data. GBIF has grown to share many types of data besides museum specimens and now share nearly 2 billion data points. This talk will describe what happens to digitized data once it is set free.

Oct 15, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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