Blogs and News

Citizen Science: A Symbiotic Future for Research and Education Using Biological Collections

23 July 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual meeting place: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Citizen Science: A Symbiotic Future for Research and Education Using Biological Collections
Presenters: Emily Meineke (North Carolina State, Entomology), Steven D. Frank (North Carolina State, Entomology), Robert Dunn (North Carolina State, Biology)

Handy-dandy Biodiversity Database for Field Stations

18 June 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual meeting place: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Handy-Dandy Biodiversity Database for Field Stations
Presenter: Beth Rogers, Librarian, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC)

Designing Interdisciplinary Collections Internships for College Students

19 March 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual meeting place:
 https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Designing Interdisciplinary Collections Internships for College Students
Presenter: Emily Patton Smith, Collections Manager, Randolph College Natural HIstory Collections Project

SCNet Articles Appear in Collections Forum

SCNet activities at SPNHC 2014 are highlighted in the current issue of Collections Forum, the official SPNHC publication:
http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/cfnl/28-2/index.php#/16
http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/cfnl/28-2/index.php#/34

Small Collections Symposium at SPNHC 2015

iDigBio, SCNet, and NSCA (Natural Science Collections Alliance) are pleased to sponsor a second small collections symposium at the upcoming SPNHC 2015 conference, to be held 17-23 May 2015 in Gainesville, FL. iDigBio has established a wiki for the symposium that includes the annotated agenda as well as a brief list of presentations: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Small_Collections_Symposium_SPNHC_2015. Please see the annotated agenda, which includes abstracts, for more detail about the sessions. Remote attendance is available for those who cannot attend in person. Login as guest to https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet to participate. The sessions will also be recorded and made available on the wiki as will PDF copies or the PowerPoint presentations.
 
For more information, contact symposium convenors Anna Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu) or Gil Nelson (gnelson@bio.fsu.edu).
 
See conference reports from 2014 here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/cfnl/28-2/index.php#/16 and http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/cfnl/28-2/index.php#/34.
 
 

SCNet Participates in Annual Entomological Collections Network 2014 Meeing

SCNet was pleased to be represented at the annual meeting of the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) in Portland, OR 15-16 November 2014.

Saving Orphan Collections

19 February 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Virtual meeting place:
 https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Saving Orphaned Collections
Presenter: Paul Valentich-Scott, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The Value of the Symbiota Portal and Database for Small Collections

15 December 2014
2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Virtual meeting place: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
The Value of the Symbiota Portal and Database for Small Collections
Presenter: Ed Gilbert, Arizona State University

Increasing Capacity for Small Natural History Collections: Developing Protocol for Volunteer-Based Inventorying Programs

15 January 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m Eastern
Virtual meeting place: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Increasing Capacity for Small Natural History Collections:  Developing Protocol for Volunteer-Based Inventorying Programs.
Presenters: Shana Hawrylchak, Manager of Exhibits and Collections, EcoTarium; Kaleigh Pare, Collections Specialist; EcoTarium; Emma Westling, Collections Consultant.

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: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/scnet
Small Fish in a Big Pond: Lessons Learned in Digitizing a Small Paleontology Collection
Presenter:
Julie Rousseau, Collection Manager, University of Alaska Museum