Imago’s role in the promotion of data accessibility, metadata sharing, reproducibility of science, and preservation of digital objects

April 26th 2017 @ 12:00pm to @ 1:00pm
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Jennifer Laherty, Head of Sciences, Libraries, Gary Motz, Project Coordinator, Center for Biological Research Collections, and Wen Ng, Project Assistant

Imago is a prototypic ‘next-generation’ digital repository that is dynamically linked to the collection management databases supported by a unique partnership between the IU Libraries and the Center for Biological Research Collections. Imago is the next stage in the metamorphosis of research data that are currently housed, in the form of physical collection objects, in the collections of the Indiana University Herbarium, the Indiana University Paleontology Collection, and the William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Lab. By taking advantage of dynamic cyberinfrastructure, high-throughput digitization workflows are enabled to build preservation-quality digital research products (3D scans, scanned 35 mm film, specimen photographs etc.), robust metadata integration, and robust linkages to propagate changes in taxonomy, georeferencing, or other augmentations to the existing metadata. Imago also greatly facilitates the discoverability of these collection objects and their metadata to the broader scientific and public community by providing a versatile framework that readily interacts with the API of large-scale biodiversity data aggregators, online curated galleries of images and 3D objects, and citizen-science platforms.

In this talk, we aim to demonstrate the broad extensibility of this robust and forward-thinking interface that provides critical linkages between researchers and constantly evolving research data for many generations to come.

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Spring 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Schedule

Programs will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST in the Herman B Wells Library in Room E159 (Hazelbaker Hall in the Scholars' Commons).

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Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Michelle Dalmau
Michelle Dalmau - Head, Digital Collections Services, Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261