Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 09:15AM - 5:00PM CEST
at the Natural History Museum of Bern

The Workshop Day on Open/FAIR Natural History Data is intended for curators, managers, and users of natural history collections in Switzerland. It serves as a forum to draw up an overview of the current situation regarding data management and digitization in Swiss institutions and sets the collections and their data in the wider context of the emerging ecosystem of open/FAIR natural history data with its various infrastructures, stakeholders, initiatives, usage scenarios, value-added services, and governance structures.

The workshop day is a pre-event of the GLAMhack 2022, organized by the OpenGLAM working group of the association, hosted by the Natural History Museum of Bern and supported by and the eBioDiv Project, in cooperation with SwissCollNet and Infofauna.

Sign up for the Workshop Day on Open/FAIR Natural History Data by following this Eventbrite Link.

Programme, 20 September 2022
09:15 - 09:45 Check-in / Welcome Coffee Foyer
09:45 - 10:15 Welcome Address and Introduction
Welcome address by Christoph Beer, director of the Natural History Museum of Bern
Short Presentation of OpenGLAM (Open Data) and the GLAMhack, data ecosystem perspective
Introduction to the programme of the day / practical information
10:15 - 11:30 Presentation of activities of various parties in the area of data management (slides):
- Towards a virtual natural history collection (Michael Greeff, SwissCollNet)
- Collection databases (Stefan Hertwig, Natural History Museum of Bern)
- The data aggregation process in Switzerland (Lukas Wotruba, Datenzentrum Natur und Landschaft)
- The background and case for GeoCase 2.0 (geological portal) (Rachel Walcott, National Museums Scotland)
- How natural history collection data is put to use (Tim Hirsch, GBIF International)
- Linking biodiversity data via literature (Donat Agosti,
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break Foyer
12:00 - 12:50 Panel Discussion: Main challenges regarding the collaborative management and use of natural history data Auditorium
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch Break TBD
13:50 - 14:00 Introduction to the Workshops Auditorium
14:00 - 14:50 Workshops Round 1:
1. Towards a virtual natural history collection (Michael Greeff, SwissCollNet)
2. Improving the data aggregation process (Glenn Litsios / Lukas Wotruba)
3. Enriching collection databases with research data about collection items (Donat Agosti)
Auditorium and break-out rooms
15:00 - 15:50 Workshops Round 2:
1. Putting data from natural history collections to use (tbd / Tim Hirsch, GBIF International)
2. How to deal with sensitive data in the context of Open/FAIR Biodiversity Data? (Christian Kropf / Glenn Litsios)
3. Mapping the biodiversity data ecosystem and locating the Swiss stakeholders (tbd / Beat Estermann)
Auditorium and break-out rooms
16:00 - 16:30 Workshop Wrap-up in the Plenary (5’ summary from each workshop) Auditorium
16:30 - 16:50 Getting ready for the GLAMhack on 4-5 November in Mendrisio
Explanation of the functioning of the GLAMhack
Submission of challenges
16:50 - 17:00 Farewell
Announcement of next steps

Organization Committee of the Workshop Day on Open/FAIR Natural History Data in Bern
Beat Estermann (coordination, programme committee)
Darienne Hunziker (logistics)
Natural History Museum of Bern
Christian Kropf (coordinator host institution, programme committee)
Marlis Zaugg (logistics)
info fauna
Glenn Litsios (programme committee)
Donat Agosti (programme committee)
SwissCollNet, ETH Zürich
Michael Greeff (programme committee)
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