The Otago Museum and the University of Otago will host the 2018 joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), held from 25 August to 1 September in Dunedin, New Zealand. The theme of this inaugural joint meeting is ‘Collections & Data in an Uncertain World’, allowing delegates to explore the strategies and practices that may mitigate the risk to both the physical collections and the data derived from them.
As a joint conference with TDWG sessions will be held that will stimulate discussion among members of both organisations. Topics might include challenges from both the collections management and data management quarters about key issues such as Darwin Core, data interoperability, and image management. Tension often arises between the quest for high quality standardised data with user-friendly software tools to support it, and the needs of collections professionals, who are usually working with time, technical and financial limitations, to make the best decisions in curating their collections and associated data.
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