The Small Collections Network: Recruiting, Retaining, and Sustaining Small Collections in Biodiversity Digitization

Webinar Recording - Building the Small Collections Network: A Model from ECN

Webinar Recording- The Role of SPNHC in Supporting the Sustainability of Small Collections

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

AIM-UP!: Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs
Presenter/discussion leader: Josh Whorley, Biology Faculty, Seattle Central Community College.
Date/time: 9 June 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT

Entomological Collections Network

http://www.ecnweb.org/
The Entomological Collections Network is a long-standing organization whose mission is to disseminate information about best practices in entomological (and arthropod) natural history collections. ECN hosts an annual meeting, usually just prior the Entomological Society of America meeting, and offers an active listserv to facilitate communication between collection managers around the world.
 
 

Relevant Papers & Publications

http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/55/9/771.abstract Successfully Curating Smaller Herbaria and Natural History Collections in Academic Settings (Neil Snow)

 

Related Wikis at iDigBio

Selected iDigBio Wikis related to SCNet issues
 
SCNet Working Group wiki: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/SCNet
 
North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) wiki: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Small_Herbarium_Interest_Group
 

IDigBio Initiatives for Small Natural History Collections

By: Anna Monfils and Gil Nelson
 
iDigBio participates in several initiatives designed to serve, support and connect small natural history collections. These initiatives include collection-themed symposia and workshops and the establishment of two networks: the North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH) and the Small Collections Network (SCNet).
 

Follow SCNet on Twitter

 
Get SCNet updates and announcements via Twitter. Follow Gil Nelson @iDigGilNelson.
 
 

Community Survey for Natural History Collections

Dear Natural History Collections Community,

If you work with or have any interest in biodiversity or natural history collections of any type, at any level, in any capacity… we need your insights on this survey. Responses are needed at the following link by March 21st:

https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_56l20O7QP6gRyq9