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Welcome to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

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Thursday, July 19 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Natural history museum informatics: new methods, old data

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Natural history museums house a wealth of rich data about our planet and its biological and geological history. Next generation, "Big Data" approaches (e.g. machine learning, network analysis, natural language processing) offer exciting new ways of analyzing this data. However, museum data collections must be well curated and accessible in order to make this work possible.

In this session, we'll present recent work exploring the intersection of new computational methods and old data, and discuss the infrastructures, curatorial workflows and other considerations needed for these approaches. We mean "old data" in both the geological sense, and in the "this has been on a museum shelf for 100 years" sense, and anticipate that this session will be of interest to folks in paleontology, natural history museum collections management, data curation, and more.

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Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 5
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