GBIF speaks spanish: divulgative videos about the Global Biodiversity Information Facilities
The GBIF national nodes of Colombia (SiB Colombia, https://www.sibcolombia.net/) and Spain
(GBIF.ES, http://www.gbif.es/) have jointly produced new learning videos to promote the participation of the Spanish-speaking
community in GBIF. This project is part of the Capacity Enhancement Support Programme (CESP)
developed by GBIF (https://www.gbif.org/project/82839/facilitating-the-engagement-of-ibero-american-community)
whose aim is to facilitate knowledge transfer and collaboration at regional and global levels.
A promotional animated video about GBIF is the center piece of the project and and it highlights the importance of
sharing data through GBIF. Furthermore, four video capsules were also produced interviewing GBIF users in Colombia and Spain. The topics handled were: publication process through SiB Colombia,
managing natural history collections with Elisya, experiences creating data papers and experiences of using data published trough GBIF. To know all details about this project you can visit the following link: https://sites.google.com/view/participa-en-gbif/, where you can see the videos, download the materials from
the toolkit and learn more about the process of creation.
The project was premiered at the last GBIF Governing Board, held in October 2017 in Helsinki, where it received wide acclaim. Thanks to the collaboration of the GBIF community, the promotional video has been translated to English, Portuguese, French and Chinese.