Annual Global Data Campaign

WeDigBio @ Yale

October 19, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Environmental Science Center (adjacent to the Peabody Museum), room 100


For centuries, scientists have explored and documented the natural world, collecting the billions of specimens lodged in museums, universities, and field stations worldwide. And now, the Yale University Herbarium at the Peabody Museum and other institutions across the globe want to help make that information available to the general public.

But they need your help.

The Yale University Herbarium invites members of the public to one of the many transcription parties that will be held from October 18-21 during the Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio) Event. The WeDigBio Event will transform the often handwritten or typewritten data sequestered on the labels of plant, insect, fish, and fossil specimens into an open, globally accessible, digital resource with the help of the public.

This one-of-a-kind event will be held at dozens of locations across the globe. The transcription party will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 in the Environmental Science Center. The Peabody event will focus on transcription of labels of plant specimens housed in the Peabody's plant collection. The event will start off with an introduction to the project and a brief training session. After that, participants will work at their own pace and can work for as long or little as they like, and we will make an attempt to accommodate late comers. Refreshments will be provided.


This event is limited to twelve participants, so register now!





Getting to the event

The event will be held in room 100 of the Environmental Science Center (ESC), a building adjacent to the main Peabody Museum building (map). If you need assistance, please call us at 203.432.3537. For information about parking near the Peabody, visit this page.