Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections

What is WeDigBio?

Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, or WeDigBio, is a 4-day event that engages participants online and onsite in digitizing natural history collections. Onsite events are hosted by museums, herbaria, universities, and other institutions and enable face to face meetups where participants engage with local collections.

Online events engage volunteers from around the world, facilitating the transcription of specimen information from images hosted by transcription platforms, no matter where in the world the volunteers may be.



Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio): The Biocollections Community's Citizen-Science Space on the Calendar

Our article summarizing the inaugural WeDigBio event is now live and open-access in the journal BioScience. Read details of the event, its impacts and outcomes, and how WeDigBio fits into the landscape of other large online and onsite citizen science events.

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Algae Amphibian amphibians Assassin Bugs Astacoidea Bees Beetles Bird Bird eggs birds Bivalves Blueberries Bombus Bryophytes bryphytes Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): mainly Eulophidae Cockroaches Crayfish cryptogams cultural heritage Decapoda Early Land Plants Ferns Fish Fishes Flowering Plants fungi Fungi (including mushrooms) Fungus Gastropods Goldenrods (Solidago) Grasses Helianthus Horseflies Insects Invertebrates Legumes Lichens Marine crabs (Cancridae) marine invertebrate fossils Marine Invertebrates Milkweeds (Asclepias) Mymaridae Oaks Plantae Plants Plants and animals from museum collections around the world. Reptile reptiles Reptiles and Amphibians Rubus Sunflowers Trichogrammatidae vascular plants
all United States Arkansas Austraila and Worldwide Australia California Chicago Different Bio-geographic zones of India East Asia Florida Global Global with emphasis on Eastern Pacific Great Lakes region Indiana Iowa Louisiana and beyond Michigan Mississippi and Louisiana New York North America Northeastern US Southeastern Canada southeastern United States southeastern US Texas UK United States USA Virginia Wisconsin USA with a few from other parts of North America with a special emphasis on the Florida Panhandle Worldwide

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WeDigBio is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program (Cooperative Agreement EF-1115210). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.