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Happening this week: TDWG2020 Annual Conference!

Happening this week: TDWG2020 Annual Conference!

TDWG 2020 is a virtual conference — a collection of online working sessions, webinar-style symposia, presentations, panel discussions, and recorded presentations. Working sessions took place during the week of September 21-25, and the virtual conference opened today and will close on October 23rd.

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FAIR Digital Object and Natural Science Collections data

FAIR Digital Object and Natural Science Collections data

One of the key elements of DiSSCo’s data infrastructure design is the ‘Digital Specimen’ — a FAIR Digital Object acting as a digital representation on the Internet for a specific physical specimen in a collection. The ideas for the Digital Object as an element in a data infrastructure was proposed in the output on virtual layer recommendations by the Data Fabric IG and in the basic vocabulary from the Data Foundation and Terminology WG.

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NHM London is hiring a Business Analyst in Science Digitisation!

NHM London is hiring a Business Analyst in Science Digitisation!

The Natural History Museum’s informatics group are leading members of a series of European Commission (EC) funded digital projects working to transform the operation of European natural science collections. These multi-million Euro international initiatives bring together the collections of 115 institutions across 15 countries, representing over one billion scientific specimens and more than 5,000 scientists.

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DiSSCo and BCoN launch together a collaboration call for Global and Open Process for Interoperable Enriched Specimen Information Models

Following the BOF01: Converging Digital Specimens and Extended Specimens – Towards a global specification birds-of-a-feather session presented at TDWG 2020 Virtual Conference on 22 Sept: the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo) together with the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) initiated a collaboration call to converge towards a global specification on Digital and Extended Specimens.

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The CETAF-DiSSCo COVID-19 Taskforce Reports

The CETAF-DiSSCo COVID-19 Taskforce Reports

After three months of intensive collaboration, the CETAF-DiSSCo Covid-19 Task Force presented preliminary results of the work of more than 60 international dedicated scientists and bioinformatics professionals on 17 jul 2020.

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