WeDigBio Digitization Blitz

WeDigBio Digitization Blitz

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Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

DIGitization Blitz - Friday October 19

Specimens stored in natural history collections contain a wealth of information, some of which is obtained from the label associated with that specimen. Help us liberate this information by following online prompts to transcribe label information from specimen images. We are currently focusing on specimens of ferns and lycophytes deposited in the NLU collection in the BRIT herbarium. Read more about the NLU collection, the R. Dale Thomas Plant Collection: http://brit.org/research/collections/nlu

Join us, in person, on the BRIT campus as we participate in the annual Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) event, on Friday, October 19th from 10am to 3:30pm. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to herbarium@brit.org with your name and your expected time of arrival (between 10am and 2:00pm) at BRIT. You must have a laptop with the ability to connect to the internet to participate. We will have a few loaners, but they will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis!
 
Can’t join us in person? No problem! Visit https://biospex.org/project/nlu-ferns and select “Dr. T’s Ferntastic Collection: 2nd Expedition” and follow the prompts to transcribe label information from specimen images. You’ll be in the Notes from Nature (notesfromnature.org) platform, which has built in tutorials, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you are having problems!

Ways to engage:
https://www.facebook.com/BRITorg
https://twitter.com/BRIT_org

Thank you for your participation!