• 5 February 2019

    First 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.

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    30 January 2019

    MOBILISE 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


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  • 19 December 2018

    DiSSCo 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 Manager

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  • 12 December 2018

    Call reopened for Lot 1. of the 3D digitisation pilots. New deadline for proposals for that Lot is 8 January 2019!!!

    The call for Lot 1. has been re-opened, with a new deadline on the 8th of January 2019. The ICEDIG project seeks for novel ways to speed up digitisation. Pinned insects are a particular challenge, as they are essentially 3-dimensional objects, considering the fact that also their associated labels need to be digitised.

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  • 10 December 2018

    Third ICEDIG Round Table meeting at NHM, London.

    The third ICEDIG Round Table meeting investigated how robotics could decrease processing time and costs, as well as supporting on-demand remote digitisation. The focus was on physical robotics and automated warehousing, not on software ‘robots’ or automated processes such as Optical Character Recognition. The use of Robotics and warehousing systems covers all stages of the retrieval and digitisation of objects; from preparation to the transport of the object to the digitisation space, the digitisation process itself, the transport back to the collection storage and all actions in between needed to complete the digitisation process.

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