Author Archives: Rob

About Rob

Three "B's" of importance: biodiversity, bikes and bunnies. I get to express these "B's" in neat ways --- I bike to a job at the University of Colorado where I have a split appointment as Curator of Zoology and Associate Professor. Along with caretaking collections, I also have a small zoo at home, filled with two disapproving bunnies.

How is finding a consensus among citizen science transcriptions like aligning gene sequences AND textual analysis of medieval codices? Part 1

We’ve always been interested in citizen science approaches to the digitization of museum labels and ledgers, even before there were tools out there to do it. But now, projects such as Notes from Nature (NfN; notesfromnature.org) haven’t just built the … Continue reading

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Data Diversity of the Week: Sex

SYTYCD would like to welcome guest blogger, John Wieczorek (also known as Tuco) Data aggregators such as VertNet and GBIF work with data publishers (such as museums and research stations) to share their data in common formats.  We’ve been talking … Continue reading

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What gets linked to global unique identifiers (GUIDs) in natural history collections digitization?

Co-written with David Bloom. For as long as explorers have been collecting specimens and bringing them back to museums, collection managers and museum staff have been assigning unique (well, more or less unique, with a margin for human error) numbers … Continue reading

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