1. "Digitization Workflows Overview" offers an introduction into the digitization process, the rationale behind why museums are digitizing their collections, how iDigBio is facilitating the digitization movement, and what the current challenges are for museum digitization.

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  2. "Digitizing Wet Collections" summarizes why the digitization of fluid preserved collections is important and what types of specimen collections are considered wet collections. The video then details the five step process the Ichthyology Collection at the Florida Museum of Natural History uses to digitize their collection including: selecting specimens, image capturing, image processing, electronic data capture and georefrencing, and curating specimens. The video also gives specific tips for imaging wet collections including squeeze box use, what imaging equipment to use, and what views to capture for use in taxonomic identification.

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  3. "Imaging Workflows for the Digitization of Dry-preserved Vertebrate Specimens" summarizes why the digitization of dry-preserved vertebrate specimen collections is important and what types of specimen collections are considered dry-preserved collections. The video then details the four primary task clusters associated with digitization and imaging including selecting specimens, pre-digitization specimen curation and staging, image capture, and image processing. The video also gives specific tips for imaging dry collections including deciding which specimens and views to capture, imaging tools and equipment, and image stacking.

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  4. "Digitizing Herbarium Collections" offers an introduction to the six different types of plant samples that are commonly stored in herbaria, how researchers use herbaria data, and why the digitization of herbarium specimens is so important. The video then details the five step process the University of Florida Herbarium uses for digitizing specimens: specimen staging, image capturing, specimen image processing, electronic data capture and georeferencing, and specimen curating. The video also features the Valdosta State Herbarium's image processing and data capture and georeferencing workflow. The video highlights specific information about what imaging equipment works best for digitizing the different types of herbarium specimens.

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  5. More than 1,600 natural history collections across the United States house over 1 billion biological specimens ranging from fungi to fish to fossils. This video describes the iDigBio project. It explains why digitized information and ready access to it are important, provides an overview of the digitization process and highlights some of the challenges faced when working with different types of natural history collections.

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Digitization Workflows

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Together with the Florida Museum of Natural History's Explore Research team, iDigBio has produced a series of videos detailing the workflows and digitization of museum biological collections.

The first video in the series, "Digitization Workflows Overview,"…


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Together with the Florida Museum of Natural History's Explore Research team, iDigBio has produced a series of videos detailing the workflows and digitization of museum biological collections.

The first video in the series, "Digitization Workflows Overview," offers an introduction into the digitization process, the rationale behind why museums are digitizing their collections, how iDigBio is facilitating the digitization movement, and what the current challenges are for museum digitization.

The remaining videos in the series give overviews for digitization workflows of different collection types.

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