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Digitisation and data management challenges in small collections

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 19:00
National Museum of Natural History - Sofia

TIGHT DEADLINE - 10th February to apply!!

The Training School will target a basic but important part of the digitisation procedure of biological and geological collections and will include the following topics:

- origins of data (taxonomic data, specimens and materials, literature data, field work notes, occurrence data, remote sensing data etc.)

- data quality, ensuring the maximum quality when digitising taxonomic, geographical collection and descriptive data

- data cleaning in order to improve the quality of data and make them "fit-for-use"

Care and Conservation of Insect Collections

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Friday, March 22, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00
Oxford University Museum of Natural History

This one day course will cover all you need to know about looking after entomology collections, from modern collections management techniques and to practical remedial conservation skills. Starting with the basics, the morning session will focus on collections assessment and storage. The afternoon will involve participants in a hands-on practical session covering the various materials and methods used to conserve specimens. Further information from the day will be made available via an electronic resource pack.

NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 16:30
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin – Collins Barracks site

We are now calling for papers for the NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019 which will be held between the 1st and 3rd May 2019 at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. The theme of NatSCA 2019 is "Dead Interesting: Secrets of Collections Success" and we are now inviting submissions.

Awards and Bursaries

NatSCA would like to offer a number of bursaries for members towards the cost of the AGM and conference. There is a limited amount of money and this year the Committee is offering two bursaries of up to £250 each. This sum may be set against your travel and accommodation costs. The bursary also allows a free place at conference.

Missed #BoneDay? Catch up on Storify!

Missed our recent bone workshop at the University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge? You can catch up on some of the activities tweeted by participants through Storify.

For those who attended the workshop, please remember to complete a feedback form!

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