News from the Entomological Collections Management Workshop in Washington, DC

By Richard Levine An Entomological Collections Management Workshop was held July 18-20, 2016 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. The purpose of the workshop, which was co-sponsored by the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) and the Entomological Society of America’s Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity Section, was to train museum curators and others on […]

Deb Paul Talks About iDigBio at Entomology 2015

If  you’re an entomologist, then you’ve probably heard the acronym “iDigBio” being used here and there, but what the heck does it stand for? Turns out it’s something quite neat and very relevant to entomologists everywhere: iDigBio = Integrated Digitized Biocollections, and it is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the following video, […]

Now you can Help Digitize Insect Collections from your own Home

What do you do with a million insect specimens and labels that need to be entered into a database? The Essig Museum of Entomology in California faced that problem and calculated that it would take their current staff about 100 years to digitize the eight major insect collections in the state. Instead, they decided to […]

How to Pack and Ship Pinned Insects

Last month we posted some videos on how to pin insects. Now we’ve got an excellent article by Ted MacRae on how to pack and ship your insect collection safely. Besides being an insect collector, Ted is also an excellent photographer and recently did a webinar for members of the Entomological Society of America on […]