[Bid-community] Darwin Core Hour: Audubon Core and 3D Biodiversity Data - Tuesday 21 November 2017 3 PM EST

Deborah Paul dpaul at fsu.edu
Wed Nov 15 18:59:38 CET 2017

Hello to all BID folks!

Got 3D data and image files? Or maybe you will in the future. How are 
you sharing, storing, and managing this information? Wondering what 
others are doing to make media, and 3D in particular, more accessible? 
 From the scientific collections perspective, please join us for our 
upcoming Darwin Core Hour Webinar:  Audubon Core and 3D Biodiversity 
Data:  Metadata, Practice, and Unification of Efforts

We encourage people to bring or submit questions for discussion section 
of webinar. https://bit.ly/dwchour-input

Date:  Tuesday 21 November 2017
Time:  3pm EST, 12pm PST, 5pm ART, 9pm CET, 20:00 UTC
Where: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

Abstract: A growing mode of digitization of natural history collection 
objects is 3D digitization, which includes three main acquisition 
techniques:  surface scanning (structured light or laser scanners), 
volumetric scanning (microCT or MRI), and photogrammetry (structure from 
motion). There is now burgeoning interest in and tremendous need for 
describing 3D data files with standard vocabularies in the interest of 
promoting broad accessibility and long-term digital preservation. 
Audubon Core is an existing vocabulary and extension to DarwinCore that 
is used to describe digital media files representing natural history 
objects. It is not an entirely new vocabulary with many terms borrowed 
from Dublin Core, Darwin Core and more. It also intended to describe 
different kinds of digital data representing different creation methods 
and file formats. We overview several different 3D data collection 
modalities specifying the details needed for understanding how 3D data 
was generated and processed. We investigate the utility of Audubon Core 
for describing these 3D modalities. Questions we ask are which existing 
terms can be used for describing new 3D modalities, whether new terms 
are needed, whether certain 3D modalities need specific terms not 
applicable to other modalities, what 3D data formats should be 
emphasized for preservation and access, and how to pursue formally 
acquiring new terms either through creation of new vocabularies or 
extending existing ones.

Gary Motz - Chief Information Officer and Assistant Director for 
Information Services, Indiana Geological and Water Survery
Doug Boyer - Assistant Professor, Department of Evolutionary 
Anthropology, Duke University; MorphoSource

Moderator - Holly Little, Informatics Manager, Paleobiology Collections, 

Relevant links

Darwin Core Hour Series Abstract:
Darwin Core has become a broadly-used standard for biodiversity data 
sharing since its inception as a standard by the organization 
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) in 2009. Despite, or because 
of, its popularity, people trying to use the standard continue to have 
questions about how to use Darwin Core and associated extensions. This 
webinar series looks at open questions related to Darwin Core. Though 
the topic is broad, individual chapters in the series will focus on 
specific topics to any adequate level of depth. We encourage people to 
bring or submit questions and to have open discussions in each webinar 
(https://bit.ly/dwchour-input). See 
https://github.com/tdwg/dwc-qa/wiki/Webinars for our webinar resources.

See you soon!
Deborah Paul from iDigBio, and the DwC Hour Team

Link to how to get the most out of Adobe Connect
Please use headsets for best experience.

-- Upcoming iDigBio Events https://www.idigbio.org/calendar
-- Deborah Paul, iDigBio Digitization and Workforce Training Specialist
iDigBio -- Steering Committee Member, SPNHC Liaison and Member-At-Large, SYNTHESYS3 Representative
Institute for Digital Information, 234 LSB
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

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