Wondering what you can do to help get freely accessible biodiversity data
online for ecological research?
The Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event
kicks off this week from October 20-23. Citizen scientists are teaming up
with researchers and other participants around the world to capture
biodiversity specimen data--digitizing the information for scientific
research, education, and policy. Participants can pick a project in which
to participate online (https://www.wedigbio.org/find-a-project) or find an
in-person event at museums and universities around the globe (
Last year, thousands of participants from >150 countries completed >50K
transcription tasks! We're out to beat those records this year!
Learn more here: https://www.wedigbio.org
Anyone can join us at _any point_ from _any place_ from Thursday to Sunday
- there are opportunities to participate with transcription platforms Notes
from Nature (https://notesfromnature.org), Les Herbonautes (
lesherbonautes.mnhn.fr/), the Australian Museum’s DigiVol (digivol.org),
Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center (https://transcription.si.edu/)
and UIowa's DIY History (https://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu/eggcards).
Specimens include a wide range of taxa (insects, plants, birds, marine
inverts, paleo), time periods, and geographies.
Highlights and photos will be posted to Twitter and Facebook: #WeDigBio
Best and thanks for sharing!,
Libby Ellwood et al from WeDigBio