Thursday, November 10, 2011

Outreach and training through Youtube videos

Over the past few months I have acted as the New York Botanical Garden's Workflow Coordinator for the NSF-funded "Digitization TCN Collaborative Research: North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change" (EF-1115086).  This project is a collaboration between multiple institutions across North America and is aimed at cataloging label data from the vast majority of North American lichen and bryophyte specimens.  Recently, as part of this project, we at NYBG released two videos on Youtube.  The first acts as an introduction to the project for the general public and gives some of the rationale behind it:

The second is a training video that can be used by members of the partner institutions or others who are thinking about taking on similar projects:

As you will probably notice from the videos themselves, Charlie Zimmerman, the imager that I have supervised for this project here at the garden, was the one who did most of the writing, filming and editing... and we greatly appreciate all of his work!

Please enjoy the videos!

- Brendan

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