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.
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.
This promotional short film showcases the active role played by ICEDIG in supporting the digital transformation of Natural Science Collections.
The COST Action MOBILISE is organising its 2nd Training School on 13 and 14 February in Warsaw, PL.
DiSSCo is joining GBIF as the latest non-country Participant in the network. Like GBIF, DiSSCo embraces open data for mass-scale digitisation of specimens of European collections
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