• 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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  • 7 December 2018

    ICEDIG's second All Hands Meeting

    More than thirty participants came together at the Botanic Garden Meise in Belgium to participate in three intensive days of collaborative work on the ICEDIG project to tackle the many challenges for the digitisation of Natural Science collections across Europe and set the course for DiSSCo, the first pan-European Research Infrastructure initiative to position these collections at the centre of data-driven scientific excellence and innovation.

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  • 4 December 2018

    ICEDIG’s second All Hands Meeting at the Botanical Garden Meise (4-6 December 2018).

    ICEDIG’s second All Hands Meeting kicked off at the Botanical Garden Meise on the 4th of December 2018. The Castle of Bouchout, situated inside the walls of the Botanical Gardens Domain forms the inspiring venue for three days of intensive work for the project partners. The first day of the meeting was comprised of the ICEDIG General Assembly and the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) meeting, chaired by project coordinator Leif Schulman.

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