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News Archive - Page 38

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November the 8th, 2012
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Grants to hire technicians issued by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness 2012

The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has issued its 2012 call for grants to hire support technicians. These are grants up to 15.000 EUR per year to co-fund hiring technicians in different post categories, always related to Research and Development (R&D), which include technicians working at herbariums and natural history collections (scientific-technological technicians modality).

The Coordination Unit of GBIF would like to remind that many of the proposals that were submited last years were successful.

The deadline for submissions is November the 21st, 2012.

 

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November the 7th, 2012
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Herbar Zoorbar Ligero 4.1 available for download

It is now available the new version HZL 4.1. Herbar Zoorbar Ligero is a computer application designed to manage and digitize either Botanical Collections or Zoological Collections. Its main goal is making the data exchange easier for users by using fast recording tables so, it is not neccesary to work with the complete versions of Zoorbar or Herbar.

Please find further information (in Spanish) about HZL on the following link: http://www.gbif.es/hzl/

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November the 6th, 2012
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Brazil joins GBIF

 Brazil has become the latest country to join the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), dedicated to promoting free and open access to biodiversity data. The formal step of becoming a GBIF Participant was the signature of the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding by the Brazilian Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco Antonio Raupp. The MoU commits a country to setting up a national node to coordinate publication of biodiversity data, and brings it into a collaborative global community sharing tools, skills and experience related to management of biological information resources.

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October the 31st, 2012
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Workshop on Biological Collections 3.0

The I3B Workshop on Biological Collections 3.0 took place in October 8th-11th in Villa de Leyva (Colombia) and was organized by  SiB, Sistema de Información sobre Biodiversidad de Colombia (Instituto Alexander von Humboldt) and Spanish GBIF Node (GBIF.ES). 39 people from 12 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Spain) attended the course.

The concept of this training course was to take advanced collection managers and curators from the region to the next frontier on collection management, the so-called 3.0, in which the collections must be part of a global information system on biodiversity science, management and conservation. The workshop addressed the latest technologies and approaches in this matter such as interoperability, images, semantic web, identifiers, connection to environmental and molecular databases, GBIF, etc.

 All resources used during the training sessions can be downloaded from its web page.

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October the 31st, 2012
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Report on Spanish Natural History Collections and Biodiversity Databases

The Registry of Natural History Collections, Projects and Biodiversity Databases in Spain of 2012 is already available in the GBIF website. In this 4th edition both Natural History collections and (no associated with collections) Biodiversity databases status up to the first semester 2012 is presented.

Information was updated through questionnaires and corrections submitted to the Spanish GBIF Node in the first semester 2012, in response to the 537 update requests submitted to institutions. Thus and regarding 2010, the 2012 update process represented an update of 94% of the Natural Collection contents and an increase of almost 6% in the no. of records provided by Biodiversity databases. In total the update process represented an increase of more than 820,000 records. Also, a section for Paleontological collections has been included in the report for the first time. The report can be checked out online or be downloaded in pdf. More information...
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