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

Siro Masinde [GBIF] smasinde at gbif.org
Fri Oct 16 11:00:41 CDT 2015


Hi John,

No reference comes to mind but will try to find out. 

Siro

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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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From: John Grehan [mailto:calabar.john at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 5:55 PM
To: Siro Masinde [GBIF]
Cc: taxacom
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] DEADLINE EXTENSION - Survey of Natural History Collections: Faster Access to More Data

 

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 <tel:%2B45%203532%201477>   Mob: +45 30450207 <tel:%2B45%2030450207>   Fax: +45 2875 1480 <tel:%2B45%202875%201480> 

Website: www.gbif.org <http://www.gbif.org/>

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