|Presented By||Australian Museum and Atlas of Living Australia|
|Goal||Contribute to biodiversity knowledge for research and planning|
|Task||Login, join an expedition and start transcribing.|
|Where||Online only DigiVol|
DigiVol is an online citizen science project which allows people all over the world to participate in unlocking biodiversity data from a wide range of historic and contemporary museum, herbaria and research collections. Different types of data resources include: museum and herbarium collection labels; the field notebooks of explorers, ecologists and surveyors; hard copy field data sheets; camera trap images; and more. Many people find the digitisation process to be fun, interesting and educational. Have a go and join an expedition today!
Data transcribed in DigiVol has many uses, including:
By helping us capture this information into digital form you are helping scientists and planners better understand, utilise, manage and conserve our precious biodiversity.
This data, once captured, becomes available through a broad range of mechanisms that make it accessible to the scientific and broader communities. These mechanisms include websites such as :
|How to Join||
Click the "Request to join" button
on this page to instantly notify the project leader of
Go to DigiVol.org, register, join an expedition and start transcribing. Transcribe one or as many items as you like. Join as many expeditions as you like. Come and go as often as you like.
If you have data resources that you would like to have digitised, you can also submit your project for consideration to become an expedition in DigiVol.
|Special Skills||Attention to detail|
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Ideal Frequency||Per week|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At school, At home, At night|
|Tags||australia, biodiversity, collections, crowdsourcing, digitisation, digitization, expedition, field notes, insects, international, moths, science, transcription, volunteer, whale sharks|
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