Paleonet: iDigBio Paleo Digitization Webinar tomorrow (March 23rd)-Digitizing Small Collections

Talia S. Karim talia.karim at
Tue Mar 22 18:27:40 GMT 2016

Do you manage a small paleontology collection? Wondering how to get started with digitization of that collection?  Join us tomorrow afternoon (March 23rd) at 3pm eastern (2pm central) for a webinar by Laura Vietti (U. of Wyoming), who will present on the challenges of digitizing a small paleo collection and how to overcome some of those challenges.

>From Laura:
Digitization of fossil specimens is challenging due to variations in fossil color, composition, size, shape, preparations, and breadth of meta-data (field notes, lab notes, maps, photographs, geo-referencing). Because specimens vary across these fields, the digitization process can differ specimen-to specimen and requires an adaptive workflow in addition to specialized equipment and training which can be difficult to achieve due to limited funds and personnel. particularly for small collections. Here, I present examples of these various digitization challenges and hope to stimulate discussion on methods for overcoming them.

As always, all webinars are free and open to anyone who might like to attend and will be recorded as well and made available via the iDIgBio Paleo Digitization working group wiki page:

To attend today’s webinar, login at<>, select “Enter as guest,” enter your name, and click Enter room. For the complete schedule of this year’s webinars, visit the working group wiki at<>.

Talia Karim and Gil Nelson

Apologies for cross posting

Talia Karim, PhD
Collection Manager
Invertebrate Paleontology
CU Museum of Natural History
University of Colorado
265 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0265

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