- 18 June 2018
DiSSCo is very pleased to announce the 115th member of the DiSSCo consortium: the SNSB (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns or the Bavarian Natural History Collections). This natural history research institution encompasses five state collections (zoology, botany, paleontology and geology, mineralogy, anthropology and paleoanatomy). It covers the botanical garden Munich-Nymphenburg and eight museums with public exhibitions (Munich, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Eichstätt and Nördlingen).
- 31 May 2018
DiSSCo has been invited to participate to the 2018 European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Summit. The summit takes place in Brussels on 11 June. https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/2nd-eosc-summit-2018-jun-11_en
The aim of the event will be to take stock on progress and achievements towards the EOSC, a year on since the first Summit. It will allow participants to share information on relevant activities and commitments and to reflect on the steps ahead to ensure an effective implementation of the EOSC.
- 5 April 2018
iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections) puslished a press release about ICEDIG, the design study for DiSSCo, in repsonse to the ICEDIG kick-off conference in Helsinki during the first week of March. It covers background information, current developments and information about the work packages. Read about it here:ICEDIG - a design refinement project for DiSSCo. Transforming natural science collections for the digital age.
- 4 April 2018
“the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” - The Entomological Collection of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) is currently digitizing its collection of butterflies and moths.The article includes maps, interviews and images and informs about the digitization procedure and the application of the resulting data: Digitize, share, connect - Data from natural history collections go mobile. A great insight into the potential utilization and added benefits of a digital collection.
- 7 March 2018
With ICEDIG now running its course, the first stakeholder engagement efforts of the project were launched at the highly anticipated ICEDIG Opening Conference which was held on March 6th, 2018. The event was hosted by the Finnish Natural History Museum at the Economicum university premises in Helsinki. Welcoming the audience was LUOMUS Director Leif Schulman who is also the coordinator of ICEDIG.