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Fw: Encuesta para GBIF - Fecha limite 20 de junio / Survey for GBIF - Deadline June 20

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  • Elizabeth A Sellers
    FYI. Apologies for duplication/cross-posting. Elizabeth Sellers Manager, NBII Pollinators Project National Biological Information Infrastructure
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      FYI. Apologies for duplication/cross-posting.

      Elizabeth Sellers
      Manager, NBII Pollinators Project

      National Biological Information Infrastructure <
      www.nbii.gov>
      National Program Office
      United States Geological Survey
      12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 302
      Reston, VA 20192  USA
      Ph 703.648.4385 | Fax 703.648.4224 | esellers@...




      A continuaci√≥n encontrar√° una solicitud desde GBIF para los gerentes, conservadores, y administradores de colecciones de especimenes de historia natural a participar en una encuesta sobre digitalizacion de datos.  La fecha limite es este sabado, 20 de junio.

      Please find below a request from GBIF for natural history specimen collection managers, curators, and administrators to complete a survey on specimen digitization.  The deadline is Saturday, June 20.



      Hi -

      The Global Biodiversity Information Facility has formed a task group with the title, 'Global Strategy and Action Plan for Digitisation and Mobilisation of Natural History Collections Data. This Task Group, in collaboration with the CollectionsWeb Research Coordination Network (
      www.collectionsweb.org <http://www.collectionsweb.org/> ) and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (www.spnhc.org <http://www.spnhc.org/> ), is pleased to announce a survey, "Natural History Specimen Digitisation: Challenges and Concerns." The purpose of this survey is to provide practical information to administrators, curators, and managers at all levels about the challenges presented by digitisation, and the ways in which these have been addressed in diverse collections. GBIF will make the findings of the survey public.

      Recognising the abundance of natural history specimens (several billion globally) and the importance of associated information, digitisation must be prioritised to have the maximum impact in the shortest amount of time and at a reasonable cost. The Task Group is working to investigate and develop a plan of action for digitisation at multiple levels, from individual collections to regional, national, and global coordination.

      The survey, which is accessible at
      http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=u2F41aWI_2fPJzG0_2f4kWH4DQ_3d_3d <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=u2F41aWI_2fPJzG0_2f4kWH4DQ_3d_3d> , is open through June 20, 2009. The survey requires approximately 35 minutes to complete.
      Calling all collection managers, curators and administrators! Please participate in a survey on Natural History Specimen Digitisation: Challenges and Concerns.


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      Vishwas Chavan, Ph. D.
      Senior Program Officer for DIGIT
      Global Biodiversity Information Facility
      Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100
      Copenhagen, DENMARK
      Tel. +45 35 32 14 75
      Fax. +45 35 32 14 80
      Mobile +45 28 75 14 75
      Email: vchavan(at)gbif.org
      URL:
      http://www.gbif.org <http://www.gbif.org/>  and http://data.gbif.org <http://data.gbif.org/>  
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