Data cleaning, publication and re-use: a list of tools, materials and documentations

Cleaning, enrichment and publication of data is the everyday life of the Canadensys team, as well as the the curators, coordinators, technicians, volunteers, students, … that are working in collections to digitize and publish specimens, or collecting data on the field, or even trying to digitize datasets/papers published and historically important. The task can be […]

Importance of the work of volunteers in biodiversity

With the development of citizen sciences platforms and applications, like iNaturalist, eBird or the Herbonautes, the involvement of volunteers in the collect, digitalization and quality improvement of data is drastically increasing. The vast majority of occurrences published on GBIF are observations, mostly collected through citizen science applications and initiatives. In university and museum collections, volunteers […]

Strengthening the Living Atlases Community of Practice

The GBIF Secretariat has funded two half-time positions in the network to assist in developing a growing community of practice around ‘Living Atlases’. Vicente Ruiz Jurado of the Atlas of Living Spain will act as technical coordinator, with responsibility for supporting developers, improving technical documentation and building a shared roadmap. Marie Elise Lecoq of VertNet […]

How to prepare your data for publication, and what to do with open data [Montréal Workshop]

Where: Room B104/B106, Biodiversity Centre, Montréal Botanical Garden, Montréal When: 16-18 April 2019 Who: Carole Sinou (Canadensys), Anne Bruneau (Université de Montréal), other speakers to be announced Preparing a dataset in order to publish on an aggregator like Canadensys or GBIF can be quite fastidious, but data cleaning and standardisation are the key points to […]