21 May 2019Using bioschemas to improve searchability of data on web pages dealing with data on the biological sciences
Applying markup to web pages makes them machine readable and searchable. Markup using schema.org vocabulary can be applied to web pages so they can be catalogued more logically and discovered more easily.Read more
That is where bioschemas.org is filling an important niche. They are developing schemas that can be used to describe web pages on all aspects of biology, including medicine, biochemistry, genomics, phenomics and taxonomy.
19 February 2019An open access benchmark dataset of herbarium specimen images with label data
ICEDIG project results are more than just project deliverables, they also include other research output related to digitisation.Read more
Lead author Mathias Dillen from the Meise Botanic Garden, in collaboration with colleagues from the ICEDIG consortium and beyond, recently published a data paper in Biodiversity Data Journal for which they compiled a benchmark dataset of 1,800 herbarium specimen images with their corresponding transcribed data. The open source publication can be found here: https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/31817/
5 February 2019First Transnational Access Call of SYNTHESYS+ Launched
The fourth iteration of the SYNTHESYS projects started on February 1st 2019, including many ICEDIG project partners.
One key component of the projects was the provision of transnational access to natural history collections. This has not changed with the new project, SYNTHESYS+. Along with the start of the project the first call for physical access was launched as well on 1 February 2019.Read more
30 January 2019MOBILISE Training School Digitisation and Data Management Challenges in Small Collections
We have the pleasure to announce the first Training School (TS) of the COST Action MOBILISE, organized under WG6 “EDUCATION & TRAINING, DISSEMINATION & OUTREACH”
Digitisation and Data Management Challenges in Small Collections
14-15 March 2019, Sofia, BG
No registration fees, trainees will receive a fixed COST grant for their travel and accommodation
19 December 2018DiSSCo is hiring!
DiSSCo offering two job opprtounities. Apply until 15 January 2019!
DiSSCo is looking for two people to strengthen the DiSSC coordination office. Both positions are full time and will be located at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, NL:
DiSSCo - Innovation Project ManagerRead more