[Taxacom] DEADLINE EXTENSION - Survey of Natural History Collections: Faster Access to More Data

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 10:55:02 CDT 2015


Has anyone ever compiled data (and published) on the loss of researchers
over time in natural history collections?

John Grehan

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Siro Masinde [GBIF] <smasinde at gbif.org>
wrote:

> Dear all,
>
>
>
> Thank you very much to the more than 400 of you who have completed the
> survey on ‘natural history collections: faster access to more data’ and
> sorry for cross posting. Undoubtedly some of you missed the deadline of 16
> October 2015 due to other commitments while others may only just be
> receiving the survey for the first time. To facilitate all those that would
> like to complete the survey, we are extending the deadline to Friday 20th
> November 2015. Please share the information about your collections through
> this simple survey whether you have started digitizing or not. The survey
> should take you an average of 10 to 20 minutes to complete. By
> participating
> in this survey you are helping the collections community to gather basic
> information that is essential to the discovery of your collections,
> planning
> and leveraging resources  for future digitisation and imaging of
> collections
> worldwide. This is an excellent opportunity for the collections community
> to
> let the world know what you have in store and forge a united approach on
> how
> to unlock the vast wealth of data and information that remains
> inaccessible.
>
>
>
>
> The survey targets Administrators, Curators, Data, Information and
> Collection Managers of natural history collections.
>
> collections.
>
>
>
> If you are one of the target respondents please follow this link to take
> the
> Survey:
>
>  <https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_byg2mgbtYdeF3bT> Take the Survey
>
>
>
> OR copy and paste the following URL into your internet browser:
>
>  <https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_byg2mgbtYdeF3bT>
> https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_byg2mgbtYdeF3bT
>
>
>
> Otherwise kindly assist us to further distribute this survey to relevant
> contacts and distribution lists so that the survey can have the widest
> reach
> possible.
>
>
>
> You can learn more about the GBIF task force by clicking here
> <http://www.gbif.org/page/82104> GBIF Task Force on Accelerating the
> Discovery of Biocollections Data
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>  Siro, on behalf of the GBIF Task Force Chair, Leonard Krishtalka
>
>
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> Dr Siro Masinde
>
> Programme Officer for Content Mobilisation
>
> Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat
>
> Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
>
> Email: smasinde at gbif.org  Skype: siro.masinde
>
> Tel: +45 3532 1477  Mob: +45 30450207  Fax: +45 2875 1480
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