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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

iDigBio Management and Progress

David Jennings

iDigBio Project Manager

NSF Visit to iDigBio

May 7, 2014


Project organization

Project Organization

Cyber-infrastructure (Fortes)

Serving the Research Community (Soltis)

Digitization (Riccardi)

Administration (Page)

Education & Outreach (MacFadden)


Project oversight

Project Oversight


Strategic plan

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


Environmental scan1

Environmental Scan


Implementation plan

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

Project Milestones


Internal feedback

Internal Feedback


Key idigbio accomplishments

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

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

Overall Community Feedback

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


Workshops and training

Workshops and Training


Workshop demographics

Workshop Demographics


Data ingestion 15 621 986 specimen records

Data Ingestion: 15,621,986 Specimen Records


Data ingestion 2 385 568 media records

Data Ingestion: 2,385,568 Media Records


Community feedback

Community Feedback


Portal traffic

Portal Traffic


Portal reach

Portal Reach


Website traffic

Website Traffic


Website reach

Website Reach


Community feedback1

Community Feedback


Collaboration adobe connect

Collaboration – Adobe Connect


Social media facebook

Social Media – Facebook


Social media twitter

Social Media – Twitter


Social media vimeo

Social Media – Vimeo


Community feedback2

Community Feedback


Community feedback3

Community Feedback


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