Small Herbarium Workshop at Botany 2014

iDigBio, the North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH), and SCNet are pleased to collaborate on a 1-day workshop focused on digitizing small herbaria. The workshop is scheduled for 31 July 2014 in Boise, ID following the close of Botany 2014. We have funding to reimburse up to 25 participants for one day, the reimbursements not to exceed $500.00 per person.
The target audience for this workshop includes directors, curators, and collections managers at small herbaria that have 1) yet to begin digitization, 2) started digitizing but would like to share ideas and discover new strategies, 3) captured data from some or all specimens but have yet to begin imaging, and/or 4) captured data in an electronic format (spreadsheets, documents, database, etc.) but would like to have a place to serve the data (and/or images) on the web. Our vision is for the workshop to provide practical and implementable strategies. Major foci will include 1) essential steps for beginning digitization, 2) enrolling institutions in the NANSH portal (, a free and easy-to-use Symbiota-based network, 3) techniques for uploading images and data to a Symbiota portal, 4) easy methods for mobilizing existing data, 5) increasing the exposure of specimen data from small herbaria, 6) data standards, 7) linking specimen records to images, 8) specifications for camera equipment and imaging stations, and 9) using digitized data for research.
To apply for this workshop, please complete the online application at by end of day 14 March 2014. Notification of acceptance will be distributed on or before 22 March 2014.
What: Workshop focused on digitizing small herbaria.
When: 31 July 2014, immediately following Botany 2014.
Where:  Boise, ID.
Who: Targeted to directors, curators, and collections managers at smaller herbaria.
Application: Online application due by end of day, 14 March 2014. 
More information: Contact Gil Nelson (