[Taxacom] Got Leading-Edge Collecting Methods? You're Invited to Share!

Deborah Paul dpaul at fsu.edu
Tue Feb 17 10:55:07 CST 2015

Hello Everyone,

We're writing to invite you to create a short screen-cast (5 - 8 minutes 
max) showing us your leading-edge field-data collecting practices.

We're planning a Field to Database Workshop 
<https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Field_to_Database> that will 
take place March 9 - 12 in Gainesville Florida. This workshop focuses on 
leading-edge and current trends in best practices for collecting data 
(ecological, specimen, genomic, audio, video, images) in the field.

  * How do you plan what data to collect in the field?
  * How do your field-data collecting practices support data that's
    perfect for reproducible science?
  * How do you collect data in the field?
  * Do you use forms? Websites? What about apps? Data standards (Darwin
    Core, etc.)?
  * How do you get the data from your forms and apps into a database?
  * How do you share field data and field metadata with your colleagues
    to support discoverability?

Please show us what methods, software and templates you use. We'll post 
these videos to the iDigBio website, along with any materials or website 
links you suggest.

We plan to have workshop participants watch these, using a 
flipped-classroom approach. Then, on day 2 of our workshop, we plan a 
session where we invite you to join us remotely, if it fits in your 
schedule and time zone, for a discussion of the various methods the 
students will have seen on day one, including your videos. In this way, 
we can focus on a robust discussion, with time for questions and 
insights from the various parties involved.

Thank you very much for considering this and making it possible for us 
to spread our net wider to include more examples for the students.

Please send all videos and materials to me by Thursday, March 5th.

In anticipation,
Deb Paul, and the planning team...

-- Upcoming iDigBio Events https://www.idigbio.org/calendar
-- Deborah Paul, iDigBio Technology Specialist
Institute for Digital Information, 234 LSB
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

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