Introduction to SCNet's Webinar Series

SCNet and iDigBIo are pleased to announce a series of webinars centered on supporting small collections and establishing SCNet as a collaborative resource for small collections and the professionals who manage them. Each webinar in this series will be held 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST on the dates shown below. Meetings are virtual and accessible online at No special software outside of an internet browser is required to access the virtual meeting room.

Webinar Recording- Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage

Small Fish in a Big Pond: Lessons Learned in Digitizing a Small Paleontology Collection

13 November 2014

3:00-4:00 p.m Eastern

Virtual meeting place:

Small fish in a Big Pond: Lessons Learned in Digitizing a Small Paleontology Collection
Presenter: Julie Rousseau, Collection Manager, University of Alaska Museum

Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage

16 October 2014
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
Virtual meeting room:
Small Entomology Collections: How to Manage
Presenter: Christy Bills, Invertebrates Collection Manager, Natural History Museum of Utah

Webinar Series 2

SCNet, iDigBio, and SPNHC announce a second webinar series focused on curation, digitization, and management of small natural history collections. The webinars in this series will feature several collections domains and preparation types, including but not limited to paleontology, entomology, veterbrate zoology, and botany, as well as museums that manage several small collections. Each webinar in the series will include a 20-30 minute presentation by a featured speaker followed by 30-40 minutes of discussion.

Symbiota Training: Checklist and Voucher Management

Interested in learning how create and manage species checklists within a Symbiota portal? If so, join us on Wednesday morning for the next Symbiota webinar. This online training session will cover step-by-step instructions on how to create new species lists for any given area, linking specimen vouchers as proof of occurrence, and how to make use of the voucher management tool box to manage the list over time. See below for details on when and where to meet.
Symbiota Training: Checklist and voucher management

Symbiota Training: Intro to Specimen Management

Symbiota Training: Intro to specimen management
When: Wed, August 27, 9am - 10am (Pacific Time)
Topic: Collection Control Panel, quick overview of features in the menu,
managing permissions, download backup, access to data entry and specimen
editor, tracking specimen edits, processing toolbox, etc
When: 9-10am (Pacific Time)

Botany 2014 Small Herbarium Digitization Workshop Report

The North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) and iDigBio co-sposored a small herbarium digitization workshop in association with Botany 2014 on 31July in Boise, ID. 
See the blog report at
See the workshop wiki for audio recordings and pdf files of presentations.

Webinar Recording- Georeferencing Herbarium Specimens Using GeoLocate

You can access the webinar recording here:
You can access the chat box notes here: Chat box 2014-07-07 and Chat box 2014-07-21

Webinar Recording- AIM-UP!: Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs

You can find the webinar recording here: