iDigBio, the National Science Foundation’s national HUB for Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC), is pleased to announce the third in a series of preparation-specific workshops focusing on organizing, launching, maintaining, and/or enhancing a biological collections digitization program.  This new workshop will focus on digitization of dried insect collections (pinned or packaged), to include specimen label databasing and specimen imaging.

The target audiences for these workshops include collection managers, curators, and directors in U.S. non-federal institutions that are planning, implementing, or enhancing a digitization program, regardless of collection size.  The primary goal is to prepare participants to return to their home institutions with the necessary skills and knowledge to launch or enhance a digitization program, either individually, through collaboration with an existing Thematic Collections Network (TCN), as a Partner with an Existing Collections Network (PEN), or through direct collaboration with iDigBio.

Workshop sessions will focus on practical application and hands-on implementation.  The workshop will be held on 24-25 April 2013 at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.  More information is available at https://www.idigbio.org/content/idigbio-announces-dried-insect-digitization-workshop-april-24-25-2013.