SPNHC 2022

SPNHC Edinburgh 5-10 June 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Biodiversity Heritage Library will be held in conjunction with the meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

The theme of SPNHC 2022 will be “Through the door and through the web: releasing the power of natural history collections onsite and online.”

For complete meeting details and registration, visit www.spnhc2022.com.

Dates: 5 – 10 June 2022

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Presented by the National Museums of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

BHL Symposia:

BHL is coordinating two symposia as part of the conference on Tuesday 7 June. The detailed conference program is available online at https://spnhc2022.com/programme-2/. Abstracts for each talk are available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6573863.

Liberating Natural History Collections Data in Biodiversity Literature
Chairs: Connie Rinaldo and Martin Kalfatovic
Tuesday 7 June
9:30 am – 11:00 am BST

    • Nothing in (taxonomic) publishing makes sense except in the light of treatments
      Presenter: Donat Agosti
    • All the cool stuff a taxonomic journal can (should?) showcase through semantic enhancement
      Presenter: Laurence Benichou
    • Collection and specimen data life cycle completed: The case of Pensoft’s journals and OpenBiodiv Knowledge Graph
      Presenter: Lyubomir Penev
    • A new romance between taxonomic literature and specimen data? News from Paris
      Presenter: Gildas Illien
    • Using specimen citations to show the impact of natural history collections: metrics, machine learning, and manual annotation
      Presenter: Andrea Thomer
    • Presenting botanical type citation data from the International Plant Names Index as material citations
      Presenter: Nicky Nicolson

Reflections on the Biodiversity Heritage Library: Value in Collections and Collaboration
Chair: David Iggulden
Tuesday 7 June
11:30 am – 1:00pm BST

    • (un)Natural Selection: Reflections on Collaborative Digitization Prioritization across Repositories of Natural History Texts
      Presenter: Jacqueline Chapman
    • The Biodiversity Heritage Library as a platform for connecting natural history materials
      Presenters: Diane Rielinger & Joseph deVeer
    • Better publications for better research
      Presenter: Elisa Herrmann
    • Project #RetroPIDs: BHL’s mission to unlock the world’s biodiversity literature
      Presenter: Nicole Kearney