30 March 2010 - 15.30-19.00
VENUE: University College London, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE
FEE: £5 (ISKO members and students FREE)
Creepy-crawlies, mammoths and lotus blossom, all have a place at the Natural History Museum. Today the data painstakingly collected over centuries by naturalists and other scientists are being liberated from their institutional archives, made available in rejuvenated catalogues
and published on the Web.
Diane Tough & Rita Dockery will talk about recent developments in the methods of collection description at the Museum whose library is one of the foremost resources for researchers in molecular biology, biodiversity, systematics, taxonomy, and the history of science, and consists of over one million books and half a million artworks.
Graham Higley will tell us about the Encyclopaedia of Life - an ambitious project that aims to build an online resource in which every species on earth will have its own web page. This international enterprise consists of five major projects: the Species Pages Group, the Biodiversity Informatics Group, the Scanning and Digitization Group, the Learning and Education Group, and the Biodiversity Synthesis Group. Together they are creating an unparalleled resource for the life sciences that covers every aspect of the study, research, recording and documentation of
This ISKO UK Seminar is organized in cooperation with the UCL Department for Information Studies.
To read more and to book your place go to the event page.
We look forward to seeing you on 30 March!