The digitization plan for the NEVP TCN has three main components:

1) Pre-capture. In this stage data will be captured that reflects the physical storage structure of the collection before imaging and databasing individual specimens, and then associating this pre-captured data with specimen occurrence records.

2) Primary Digitization. In the primary digitization stage, an image, a barcode number, and a subset of label data will be captured and pre-capture data will be associated with specimen occurrence records.

3) Secondary Digitization. The secondary digitization stage will involve the capture habitat and phenology data from images of specimens and labels.

As they are developed, documentation and resources for each of the above components will be provided below.


Pre-capture workflow documentation: download.
Download pre-capture application: download.
Instructions for installing pre-capture application: download.
More about pre-capture application: link.

Primary Digitization:

Overview of data and image flow (light box process): download.
Instructional video for setting-up imaging station (courtesy of Macroalgae TCN): link.
Instructions for downloading, installing, configuring and using image renaming script (reBar): GitHub page.
Image processing guidelines: download.
Uploading images to iPlant: iDrop & Cyberduck.
Guidelines for using web-based data-entry interface: download.

Secondary Digitization (Data Enhancement):

New England town-level gazetter: Patrick Sweeney. 2015. NEVP-gazetteer: First release. Available at:
Controlled vocabulary for scoring reproductive phenology of flowering plants available here (expressed in SKOS).