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Weeks, Andrea [1].

Leveraging digital specimen data and derivatives for herbarium curation and collections' management.

Today herbaria are enjoying a resurgence in popular interest and are being used for research and teaching purposes never imagined before, in large part because of digitization initiatives begun over a decade ago. Consequently, herbarium curators are discovering new opportunities and challenges in keeping pace with the speed, scope and scale of how specimens are being used in their online digitized collections, with or without their knowledge. How are curators ensuring that new meta-data are re-integrated to improve the collections for the future? How is technology being leveraged to improve the centuries-old practice of herbarium curation? Where do we foresee changes in collection-based research or teaching that we can prepare for now? Join us for a half-day workshop as we explore answers to these questions in a series of invited talks and moderated discussion.

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1 - George Mason University, Department Of Biology, 4400 University Drive MSN 3E1, Fairfax, VA, 22030, United States

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: W15, Leveraging digital specimen data and derivatives for herbarium curation and collections\' management
Location: 101/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: W15001
Abstract ID:995
Candidate for Awards:None

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