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Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization

Mast, Austin [1], Riccardi, Greg [2], Bruhn, Robert [2], Ellwood, Elizabeth [3], Goodwin, Jillian [2].

WeDigFLPlants—Innovative, place-based citizen science engagement to build the most complete historical baseline possible for Florida’s plants.

WeDigFLPlants is a collaboration between herbaria, enthusiast groups (such as the Florida Native Plant Society), classrooms, and others to transcribe herbarium specimen labels from all remaining non-databased, Florida-collected specimens no matter where in the world the specimens are curated. Since its start in 2016, WeDigFLPlants has produced about 50,000 transcriptions by combining the infrastructure and other resources of,,,, and the Libraries of Life Augmented Reality Mobile App to create an engaging and educational experience for participants. We will provide an overview of how the cyberinfrastructure pieces fit together and how new developments in, such as new visualizations to support events (e.g., classroom exercises, Earth Day celebrations, etc.), will benefit the WeDigFLPlants community and others like it. WeDigFLPlants is easy to replicate in your region!

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WeDigFLPlants Page at

1 - Florida State University, Department Of Biological Science, 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, United States
2 - Florida State University, College of Communication & Information , Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA
3 - La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036, USA

citizen science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 12, Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization
Location: 105/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Number: 12003
Abstract ID:352
Candidate for Awards:None

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