An introduction to mobilising your collection’s biodiversity data

(c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
Monday, November 11, 2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
M Shed, Bristol

This workshop will take you through the steps required to digitise and share specimen occurrence data (‘what, where, when, who’) with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). A mixture of talks and exercises will provide achievable solutions, but also help delegates make the case for future investment.

The workshop is aimed at people working with natural sciences collections who have a background in the subject but no experience of data mobilisation. Its focus is biological collections.

Journal of Natural Science Collections Volume 6

The Journal of Natural Science Collections Volume 6 is now available to NatSCA members!

Print copies are on their way to our members and members can also access Volume 6 online here. Articles are accessible to NatSCA members only and can be unlocked by using the password provided by our membership secretary. All articles will be available exclusively to NatSCA members for the first year following their publication.

NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:00 to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 17:00
National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks, Benburb St, Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Registration is now open for #NatSCA 2019! The NatSCA Conference & AGM 2019 will be held between the 1st and 3rd May 2019 at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. Our theme this year is "Dead Interesting: Secrets of Collections Success" with a focus on collections, engagement and museums and tech. Book your place today!

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

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.