Digitizing & Imaging

The suite of pages under digitizing and imaging guides focus on the use of the Symbiota portal, which has two skins, SCAN and LepNet. They both share the same database and functionality. Curation pages pages cover pre-digitization curation.


Checkerboarding Avoid Checkerboarding: Efficiently digitizing a collection

Slotted Forceps  Specifications for making slotted flat forceps to remove labels

Collection organization examplesU of Minnesota,   Northern Arizona University 

Specimen Digitization

Catalog Code  The need to develop a catalogNumber format that is unique but workable

Darwin Core Fields    Darwin Core fields (DwC) that are used by Symbiota

Data Entry & Editing  Basic guide for people entering & editing data into a collection dataset (i.e., Live collection)

Georeferencing Guides  A general guide for georeferencing


Imaging Basics Consensus minimal standards for high-resolution images.

Visionary Digital Imaging   Basics on operating Visionary Digital imaging station and gray plates

Batch Image Upload  Step-by-step how to batch upload images to SCAN/LepNet via the iDigBio image utility.

Dorsal-Ventral Image Guide  Guide for knowing if a ventral aspect image should be taken in addition to a dorsal image for Lepidoptera.

Tall Timbers Imaging Guide developed by Tall Timbers for imaging.

Fieldguide (Computer Vision) Description of the Fieldguide program that provides an app and a built-in process for computer vision identification of images.

Linking Images to OCR OCR is primarily used in for plants-lichens-fungi but it is offered here as well.


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