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.