Hi Everyone,

Wondering how we can scale up digitization? What can we learn from institutions trying industrial methods? Join us for our next webinar at iDigBio coming up this Tuesday October 18th, from 3 - 4 PM EDT.

*Subject:* Mass Digitizing a Working Herbarium using a conveyor belt: Workflows, Strategies, Challenges
*Presenter: *Sylvia Orli, IT and Digitization Manager, US Herbarium
*Day and Time:* Tuesday October 18th, from 3 - 4 PM EDT
*Where: *http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/datamgmt
*Tips for *Best Webinar Experience:**https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Web_Conferencing

*Abstract: *The US Herbarium is attempting to digitize over one million botanical specimens in 14 months using a digitization conveyor belt. Given that the smallest problem in process can result in huge data errors, the workflows and strategies are continually revised to create a streamline of 16-20,000 specimen images and data records per week. The challenge is to do this in a working herbarium where the landscape can change from week to week. I’ll be discussing our workflows, tips and tricks to keep the data flowing efficiently, and lessons learned from a fast-paced digitization project.

*Relevant reading.*
Museum drawers go digital Science Vol. 352. Issue 6287. Pp. 762-765. 13 May 2016. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6287/762

See you there!,
Deb Paul, et al Data Mgmt Interest Group
*Calendar Announcement: *https://www.idigbio.org/content/mass-digitizing-working-herbarium-using-conveyor-belt-workflows-strategies-challenges

apologies for cross-postings

-- Upcoming iDigBio Events https://www.idigbio.org/calendar
-- Deborah Paul, iDigBio Digitization and Workforce Training Specialist
iDigBio -- Steering Committee Member, SPNHC Liaison, SYNTHESYS3 Representative
Institute for Digital Information, 234 LSB
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

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