• 24 March 2020

    Connecting Natural and Cultural Heritage

    When it comes to the use of natural sciences collections, everybody first thinks about fundamental and applied biodiversity research. In task 9.4 of ICEDIG however, a completely different use case for the rich collections in our institutions was investigated, the Link with Cultural Heritage, an effort to identify potential external interdisciplinary actors and their synergies.

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  • 1 March 2020

    ICEDIG Final Conference

    All Pictures by Jani Järvi (CC BY 2.0)

    On the 26th of February, the ICEDIG consortium had the honour of hosting its final conference, roughly a month before the meeting will come to a close. The event was split in two parts. The first one was devoted to the practical applications of (digital) collections and how digitisation can change the way we do research while the afternoon session was dedicated to the project and its main outcomes.

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  • 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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