iDigBio: Workshop for Digitizing Paleontology Collections (vertebrates, invertebrates, plants)

iDigBio, the National Science Foundation’s national HUB for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC), is pleased to announce the fourth in a series of preparation-specific workshops focusing on organizing, launching, maintaining, and/or enhancing a collections digitization program. This new workshop will focus on digitizing paleontology collections, including invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants.

Online application deadline: 1 May 2013. (Or, see

See the online announcement for more information.

What: Workshop for Digitizing Paleontology Collections (vertebrates, invertebrates, plants).

Where: Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, Connecticut.

Who: Collections managers, curators, curatorial assistants, and directors of U.S. non-federal paleontological collections who are in the planning stages, early initiation, or enhancement of collection digitization.

When: September 23–26, 2013 (September 23 and 26 will be travel days)

Planning Team: Susan Butts (Yale Peabody), Una Farrell (Biodiversity Institute, U. Kansas), Austin Hendy (Florida Museum of Natural History), Talia Karim (Museum of Natural History, U. Colorado at Boulder), Gil Nelson (iDigBio), Chris Norris (Yale Peabody), and Jessica Utrup (Yale Peabody).

Sponsored by: iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections) in collaboration with the Yale Peabody Museum.

For further information, contact Gil Nelson ( or Susan Butts (