Get your collection into Notes from Nature
This is the moment that many have been waiting for, and that we’ve been trying to figure out how best to handle for several months. We think we finally have a process in place to receive and evaluate the addition of new collections into Notes from Nature through a variety of pathways. This process will hopefully allow appropriate consideration of including Notes from Nature on grant proposals, in contributing new collection specimen and receiving data back, and much more. Now that we are nearly at 250,000 transcriptions in only the first several months, we are excited by the prospects of putting this prototype system to work for the remaining BILLION OR MORE specimen on hold in collections around the world. We are eager to hear your ideas for adding new content, expanding functionality, and finding ways to continue this project as an engaging citizen science effort and to make it a sustainable community resource.
If you are a collection curator and would like to see your collection become part of Notes from Nature, please visit our About page and read the lower portion describing “How to become a participant in Notes from Nature”. The most important part is to complete the Application for Inclusion form at the end, which is what we need to know to consider your proposals.
The magnifier window for the herbarium is still too small for those cards whose authors put their info on 2 separate stickers, one in the lower left corner, the other in the lower right corner. Only the first of those 2 can be viewed – all info on the second is permanently lost to the digitized record.