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

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Tue Feb 17 11:28:27 CST 2015

Quoting Deborah Paul <dpaul at fsu.edu>:

> 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.

* so many techniques are invented and used and maybe tucked into a  
'methods' section somewhere, but not adequately shared around - put us  
on the mailing list for this, please. We've hung some stuff about our  
field techniques up at http://pinicola.ca/thenaturejournal.htm  
"theNatureJournal system" http://pinicola.ca/g2007a.htm "How to do a  
bridge" http://pinicola.ca/cldm.htm "Canadian library of drifted  
material" and other posts at http://pinicola.ca/publicat.htm

Maybe this workshop could lead to a wiki with a framework of taxa on  
which contributors could hang methods

> 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...
> -- 
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