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Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio)

Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) is an annual 4-day event that engages participants online and onsite in digitizing natural history collections. Onsite events are hosted by museums, herbaria, universities, and other institutions and enable face to face meetups where participants engage with local collections and scientists.

Project URL: https://www.wedigbio.org

Geographic Scope: Global

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Annotation, Classification or tagging, Data entry, Geolocation, Identification, Transcription,

Start Date: 2015-10-22

Project Contact: eellwood@bio.fsu.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

NSF logo ASSI logo

Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: The event is a partnership involving a large, and annually changing, set of institutions. The core leadership group involves representatives from Florida State University, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, and the Australian Museum.

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Pollinators/insects,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,