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New report calls for improved communication about biodiversity collections research, public benefits
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Dear AIBS Members and Friends,

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is leading a national initiative – the Biodiversity Collections Network – with the Natural Science Collections Alliance and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. The Biodiversity Collections Network is working to build a sustainable community of practice that is able to advance national goals related to the digitization of biological specimens and their associated data.

Yesterday, the Biodiversity Collections Network released a report, “Building a More Networked System for Communicating about Natural History Collections.” This report includes overarching recommendations for how the biodiversity sciences community can improve communication within the community and with key decision-makers. I invite you to read this important report.

If you would like to contribute to an on-going effort to refine and implement these recommendations, I encourage you to apply to participate in the volunteer Collections Communications Working Group that is being established by the Biodiversity Collections Network. For more information, please visit https://bcon.aibs.org/working-groups/.

Sincerely,

Robert Gropp, Ph.D.
Interim Co-Executive Director

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