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iDigBio Management and Progress. David Jennings iDigBio Project Manager. NSF Visit to iDigBio May 7, 2014. Project Organization. Cyber-infrastructure (Fortes). Serving the Research Community (Soltis). Digitization (Riccardi). Administration (Page). Education & Outreach (MacFadden).

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iDigBio Management and Progress

David Jennings

iDigBio Project Manager

NSF Visit to iDigBio

May 7, 2014


Project Organization

Cyber-infrastructure (Fortes)

Serving the Research Community (Soltis)

Digitization (Riccardi)

Administration (Page)

Education & Outreach (MacFadden)


Project Oversight


Strategic Plan

  • Define project mission, vision, & horizon

  • Define project organization & oversight

  • Establish high-level roadmaps for each domain

  • Perform Environmental Scan (SWOT Analysis)

  • Planning for Sustainability


Environmental Scan


Environmental Scan


Implementation Plan

  • Affirm project mission, vision, organization, & governance

  • Define project scope

  • Define project team, roles, & responsibilities

  • Identify project milestones, objectives, & strategies

  • Establish procedures for management of risk, change, quality, & communication


Project Milestones


Internal Feedback


Key iDigBio Accomplishments

  • Digitization Resourceshttps://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Digitization_Resources

  • Workshops and Traininghttps://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Workshops

  • Working Groupshttps://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/IDigBio_Working_Groups

  • Collaboration & TCN Supporthttps://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/TCN_Resources

  • Cyberinfrastructure

    • Website upgrade www.idigbio.org

    • Portal upgrade www.idigbio.org/portalNew version just released!

    • Data & media ingestionhttps://www.idigbio.org/wiki/index.php/Data_Ingestion_Reporthttps://www.idigbio.org/portal/publishers


External Advisory Board Feedback

  • The EAB was pleased with iDigBio’s progress:

    • Valuable service & role as digitization clearinghouse

    • iDigBio workshops & symposia highly valued

    • Strong focus on digitization & cyberinfrastructure

  • Recommendations:

    • Consider requirements needed for taxonomic hierarchy

    • Consider our dual role in organizing geospatial data and the higher value role as a metadata catalog for materials

    • Serve iDigBio data to GBIF

  • iDigBio is currently working to rotate EAB membership


Overall Community Feedback

What grade would you give iDigBio in moving forward national digitization efforts?


Workshops and Training


Workshop Demographics


Data Ingestion: 15,621,986 Specimen Records


Data Ingestion: 2,385,568 Media Records


Community Feedback


Portal Traffic


Portal Reach


Website Traffic


Website Reach


Community Feedback


Collaboration – Adobe Connect


Social Media – Facebook


Social Media – Twitter


Social Media – Vimeo


Community Feedback


Community Feedback


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