• 19 December 2019

    DiSSCo RIsing - the Digital Transformation of Natural Science Collections

    The DiSSCo community is proud to announce DiSSCo RIsing, a series of exciting events that will take place in Helsinki, Finland in February 2020, hosted by the Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS. Three full days devoted to DiSSCo-linked activities that will bring together scientists from the taxonomic research and bio and geo-diversity data domains, collection managers, policy makers, businesses and other important stakeholders. 

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  • 11 December 2019

    Fresh from the press, the latest ICEDIG deliverable on updating data standards in transcription.

    An important ICEDIG Deliverable on improved standardization of transcribed digital specimen data has recently been published as a paper in DATABASE.

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  • 9 December 2019

    4th ICEDIG All Hands Meeting in Heerhugowaard

    From 2-5 December 2019, the ICEDIG consortium met for the last time this year for an All Hands project meeting in Heerhugoward, NL, hosted by Picturae. The participants discussed the progress and met for task-oriented work meetings. On of the important discussions taking place was centred around a presentation on the envisioned digital object infrastrcuture for digital specimens.

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  • 29 November 2019

    Call for Applications – DiSSCo General Assembly Membership


    The research infrastrcuture ICEDIG is working towards opened today the call for applications to become a member of its General Assembly.

    The DiSSCo General Assembly (GA) is a very important step towards having a productive preparatory phase and ultimately to becoming a successful research infrastructure. Following a comprehensive stakeholder consultation and review process, the Coordination and Support Office (CSO) has developed the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the DiSSCo GA.

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  • 25 November 2019

    Digital Object Architecture (DOA) for FAIR Data and Services in Biodiversity Science and Geoscience

    A new study examines how Digital Object Architecture, a logical extension of the globally adopted Internet Architecture addresses the challenges of actively stewarding the aggregation and virtualization of widely distributed data about biological and geological specimens in natural science collections.

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