NatSCA Digital Digest



  • The iDigBio 4-part webinar series, The Value of Digitizing Vertebrate Collections, starts on Tuesday 8th September. The first session is on mammal collections (delivered by Cody Thompson, University of Michigan), and will be held at 3 – 4pm EDT (that’s 8 – 9pm in the UK!). You can access it here: The following three sessions will be at the same time each Tuesday (at the same link):

September 15: The Value of Digitizing Fish Collections, Andy Bentley, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and President of SPNCH
September 22: The Value of Digitizing Herpetology Collections, Chris Phillips, Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
September 29: The Value of Digitizing Bird Collections, Carla Cicero, UC Berkeley and Lead PI for Vertnet.

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