Community scientists together to empower a global and collaborative digitization platform
Join WeDigBio Lite event from 16 to 19 April 2020!
The organizer, WeDigBio
, is a global, collaborative digitization event where community scientists contribute transcriptions and annotations of natural history collection information via established online platforms. For this event, the platforms will include several Zooniverse projects (Notes from Nature, Reading Nature's Library, Castaway, and others), DoeDat, DigiVol, Les Herbonautes, and the Smithsonian Transcription Center. The annual 4-day WeDigBio event mobilizes participants to create digital data about biodiversity specimens. WeDigBio 2020 event
will occur from October 15–18
. However, in response to community requests, the online-only WeDigBio Lite will be held from April 16–19
. WeDigBio Lite will bring the excitement of our annual data campaign to a social-distancing world. This event will be a "Lite" version with online participation that is primarily sustained via social media and through targeted efforts by museum staff, educators, and researchers to contribute to a specific project
If you're interested in joining us, there are several ways to do so:
- if you have a community science natural history collections digitization project that is online, or will be by mid-April, we'd love to include it in our event;
- if you'd like to organize a virtual event with your community, e.g., gather museum staff for a block of time to collectively work on a digitization project, we'd love to share photos and highlights of it on social media;
- you can amplify our social media coverage, and we'd be happy to reciprocate;
- and lots of others -- organize your family to transcribe, work with a professor on a related course topic, or participate yourself!