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2020 ADBC Summit - Day 1: New TCN Orientation and Existing TCN Networking Opportunities - Shared screen with speaker view
Paul Callomon
25:51
Bigger than nature, because nature is not cumulative and does not keep records.
Erica Krimmel, iDigBio
39:39
http://bit.ly/adbcterms
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
39:46
And you can add to them!
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
42:00
https://spnhc.biowikifarm.net/wiki/Digitization
Erica Krimmel, iDigBio
43:22
• More about work to align national and global efforts: https://www.allianceforbio.org/call-to-action
David Jennings
43:23
oin us this Wednesday, September 23, at 3:30pm Eastern for Open Office Hours hosted by the iDigBio API User Group (R-based)! This week we will be presenting an introduction to what an API is, and how you might use the iDigBio API to review data quality flags associated with data in the iDigBio Portal. There will be plenty of time for questions. WHERE: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/97729921303
Erica Krimmel, iDigBio
45:28
• November 18 webinar on Engaging Public Participation in Collections Digitization: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Webinar_Series:_Adapting_to_COVID-19:_Resources_for_Natural_History_Collections_in_a_New_Virtual_World#2020_Webinars
Erica Krimmel, iDigBio
45:52
• iDigBio EODI Office Hours: https://www.idigbio.org/content/education-outreach-diversity-and-inclusion-open-office-hours
David Blackburn
47:13
We are intending to use the EODI Office Hours as an opportunity to highlight activities across iDigBio, TCNs, PENs, and related opportunities and to have the opportunity for discussion about those resources.
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
47:40
And https://bionomia.net/
Libby Ellwood
48:00
WeDigBio community science digitization event info here:
Libby Ellwood
48:10
https://wedigbio.org/
David Blackburn
58:54
https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/collections
Molly Phillips
01:05:52
Email me if you would like to share an educational resource though! mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu I am also a good contact for sharing press releases, or contributing articles/blog posts
Randy Singer
01:09:47
when I saw RTFD I was excited to see how David did that one LOL
Reed Beaman
01:11:02
And if you have questions on how to put it together, make sure to contact your program officer.
Cat Chapman
01:17:26
https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Data_Ingestion_Guidance
Gonzalo Giribet
01:22:17
Every specimen needs a unique identifier… this is common for vertebrates, but for many small invertebrates we often use “lots”
Gonzalo Giribet
01:22:46
It is impractical to give unique numbers to each specimens
Greg Watkins-Colwell
01:22:57
@Gonzaolo, not necessarily every individual. but every cataloged entity.
Cat Chapman
01:23:03
Good point, Gonzalo!
Gonzalo Giribet
01:23:20
@Greg that’s exactly my point; we catalog lots
Cat Chapman
01:23:27
Greg describes it well - every cataloged entity. :)
Gonzalo Giribet
01:24:22
@Cat of course, but you said every specimen and hence my comment. Thanks
Cat Chapman
01:24:54
No worries, I appreciate the feedback and will keep it in mind the next time I give this presentation!
Petra Sierwald
01:25:10
The lot issue has come up in many discussion, and we should make sure this gets clarified for every one. Pinned inscts get cataloged individually, ticks preserved in a vial are cataloged as lots.
Paul Larson
02:29:44
We talked a lot about how the pandemic is affecting staff, staffing issues/hiting, etc.
Paul Larson
02:29:52
*hiring
Cat Chapman
02:30:07
Someone in my group asked what might the best advice be for a new PEN, e.g. what’s one thing you wished you knew when you started the project first - maybe someone wants to tackle that?
Regina Wetzer, NHMLAC, DigIn TCN lead
02:32:36
getting brownie points for skills and capacity building and development was briefly mentioned - would love to hear more, examples, and record keeping of this would be helpful
Tim Pearce
02:33:31
iDigBio seems to have (annoyingly) changed the taxonomy of (at least) one of the species in our dataset. What can I do?
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:34:42
Questions/topic in our group: where is imaging expertise -- where to share image insights?; getting-started questions considering many will still be remote; geoeferencing needs -- sharing georeferencing training? using CoGe with GEOLocate experience?; metrics reporting tools in use / suggestions? (example JotForm used by MAM TCN -- lead Cindy Skema) -- can API at iDigBio help with metrics?
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:36:39
We do not change your raw data as you provided it.
Tim Pearce
02:43:15
Our data in Symbiota is harvested by iDigBio. I found a list of errors iDigBio recognized (working slowly to address them). Will the list be updated during subsequent harvests?
Frank Bungartz
02:43:38
We ARE hiring right now: Global bryophyte/lichen portal manager. Anyone interested, please apply:https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=4094868_5494
Cat Chapman
02:44:12
@TIm: are you referring to the list of errors?
Cat Chapman
02:44:18
In terms of being updated
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
02:44:48
Any suggestions on how to increase discoverability of field notes, field catalogs, station date, etc? One suggestion is to cross reference to Bionomia. Any other ideas?
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:45:28
Biodiversity Heritage Library has a field notes project that we are looking at.
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:45:55
In theory could cross-reference from BHL to other online resources.
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:46:08
Does the Smithsonian Field Book Project accept other field notebooks ?
Jessica Budke, UTK, GLOBAL TCN Lead
02:46:30
We are also hiring a full-time Project Manager for the Global Bryo/Lichen TCN based here at the University of Tennessee. https://www.herbariumcurators.org/job/herbarium-project-manager-coordinator-ii
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:46:51
Yay Gustav!
Regina Wetzer, NHMLAC, DigIn TCN lead
02:46:51
that is a good point Gustav
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
02:47:04
It looks like the SI field book project has moved to Biodiversity Heritage Library
Frank Bungartz
02:47:21
I think it is not necessarily a good idea to have iDigBio change taxonomies according to Catalog of Life. I spend a considerable time cleaning up erroneous names that originated from Catalog of Life in the Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria, using resources like Index Fungorum / Mycobank. So, if then these names are being reverted back by iDigBio it kind of defies the purpose….
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:47:38
BHL Field Notes Project link: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/browse/collection/FieldNotesProject
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:47:52
Aha -- so Jean, that's why my memory was thinking they are open to other new field notebooks to work on
Frank Bungartz
02:48:02
A better way would be to have Catalog of Life harvest their data from specialized repositories like Index Fungorum / Mycobank to make sure their taxonomy is up-to-date.
Erica Krimmel, iDigBio
02:48:53
@Trina, do you know if Biodiversity Heritage Library accepts content from non-member organizations? Maybe for specific projects, like this field notes one? Jean, the other option I've used in the past is Internet Archive (e.g. https://archive.org/details/chicagoacademyofsciences) which is very flexible and easy to use but doesn't always help with discovery -- you still have to send people in our community to your stuff on IA
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
02:49:40
Would it be a good idea to have iDigBio talk to BHL Field Book Project and if they are accepting new material perhaps this would be a good webinar for all here since we all have notes hidden away in our archives
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:49:40
Biodiversity Heritage Library and Internet Archive are connected behind the scenes, too.
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:50:50
I am not sure whether you have to be a partner (we are one).
David Blackburn
02:51:12
I like this idea about an iDigBio hosted webinar about the BHL Field Book Project.
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:51:51
BHL will be very excited to do so. They are also quite connected and active in the Biodiversity Data Standards community.
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:53:12
https://www.tdwg.org/community/ac/views/
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
02:53:29
My museum is not a BHL member so this could be a problem, also likely a problem for many collections
Greg Watkins-Colwell (YPM), oVert TCN
02:53:42
Hey Gil wasn't there an iDigBio group working on standard views? I remember talking about gecko feet and stuff and snake subcaudal scales and stuff.
Tim Pearce
02:53:54
My IT department is struggling to set up an IPT instance. Ed Gilbert sent some helpful web sites, but IT still struggles. I think IT would love to subcontract the process of creating it. Can you recommend a good consultant?
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:55:12
To @Greg long ago, the ENT community did standard views for insects, vertebrate folks started (Not sure how far they got), Steve Baskauf (at Vanderbilt) did plants, and now this TDWG group is working on some of this for standard views for media
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
02:55:20
@Tim, I agree- IT can be a real struggle and it would be great to have some people that could do the work as a subcontract that are familiar with IPT and other related technology
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:56:08
@Tim, we don't run our own IPT at all -- our IT staff is too small. You can publish data through other IPTs without having your own.
Daniel Geiger
02:56:21
Images are for generating interest to get the specimen on loan. A rough idea of whether the item is what I want is enough. For the rest, I need to see the specimen. I work on 1 mm snails and 1 mm orchid flowers. No image can do them justice unless I took it.
Daniel Geiger
02:57:52
Critical ID from photo is fantasy for the vast majority of organisms.
Tim Pearce
02:58:02
@Trina - tell me more! I am intrigued.
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:58:23
http://www.morphbank.net/myCollection/?id=478476
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
02:58:47
Images are a great resource for students doing research using only online information, where they don't have the option of borrowing the specimens
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
02:59:11
http://www.morphbank.net/myCollection/?id=135217
Trina Roberts (she/her): NHMLA
02:59:13
Cat or Erica maybe can say something about publishing through iDigBio's or another IPT without hosting one yourself?
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
03:00:08
It's shocking the number of images currently found in portals that don't even have a scale bar or ruler! Standards would help that problem going forward
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
03:00:35
Yep Jean, and information about Specimen view angle / Specimen part
Deborah Paul (INHS SFG) she/her
03:03:13
+1 Jean
Libby Ellwood
03:03:43
Some specimen-based educational materials : https://www.biodiversityliteracy.com/products
Jean Woods, DMNH, Millions of Mollusks
03:04:29
The network of educators I have been working with: https://bceenetwork.org/
Frank Bungartz
03:05:24
Many images don't even have a specimen associated with them, thus their IDs cannot even be verified...