We recommend our data nodes in Sweden, collection managers, researchers in biodiversity and biodiversity informaticians to follow the informative series of webinars on Darwin Core from the US-based GBIF-node, iDigBio.

Darwin Core has become a broadly-used standard for biodiversity data sharing since its inception as a standard by the organization Biodiversity Information Standards

(TDWG) in 2009. The webinar series looks at open questions related to Darwin Core. Though the topic is broad, individual chapters in the series focus on specific topics.

The next webinar is due October 24 at 23:00. The upcoming episode of Darwin Core Hour will focus on Darwin Core and Data Quality. You will hear about collaborative efforts across the aggregator community (specifically GBIF, ALA, iDigBio, and VertNet) to harmonize data quality algorithms for downstream data use by researchers, developers, data providers, etc.

Connect at: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

The recording of each seminar is available from iDigBio shortly after each live webinar and you can watch previous episodes at the Darwin Core Hour Vimeo Album.