ISTC DWG Meeting Spring 2019 Vienna

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Joint CETAF ISTC and Digitisation Working Group Meeting, Vienna 13-14 February 2019


  • Anton Güntsch (BGBM Berlin)
  • Elspeth Haston (RBGE)
  • Heimo Rainer (Vienna)
  • Dominik Röpert (BGBM Berlin)
  • Peter Grobe (ZFMK)
  • Björn Quast (ZFMK)
  • Martin Stein (Copenhagen)
  • Dagmar Triebel (SNSB)
  • Mathias Dillen (Meise)
  • Ayco Holleman (Naturalis)
  • Alex Hardisty (Cardiff)
  • Roger Hyam (RBGE)
  • Falko Glöckler (MfN Berlin)
  • Simin Chagnoux (Paris)
  • Wouter Addink (Naturalis)
  • Frederik Berger (MfN Berlin)
  • Laurence Livermore (NHM)
  • Celia Santos (CSIC)
  • Patrik Mráz (Charles University, Prague)
  • Patricia Mergen (Meise/Tervuren)
  • Ana Casino (CETAF)
  • Carlos Monje (SMNS Stuttgart)
  • Joachim Holstein (SMNS Stuttgart)
  • Karol Marhold (Bratislava)
  • Xavier Vermeersch (CETAF)
  • Thomas Hörnschemeyer (Senckenberg)
  • Luc Willemse (Naturalis)
  • Jiri Frank (NM, Prague)
  • Anne Koivunen (UH, Luomus)

Draft agenda

February 13

ISTC (13:00 - 18:00)

13:00 Welcome, introduction of participants, adoption of agenda (A. Güntsch)
13:20 QoS workshop Copenhagen - report, next steps
- "Botany Pilot" (D. Röpert)
- ID Implementers Registry (A. Güntsch)
- CETAF Specimen URI Tester - new developments (R. Hyam)
- Semantic enrichment of collector information (M. Dillen)
14:20 Coffee break
14:50 DiSSCo Technical Infrastructure
- Infrastructure overview (A. Hardisty)
- Discussion (central vs distributed services?, responsibilities and role of natural history collections?, role of CETAF IDs for specimens?, joint activities?, other questions?)
16:00 DiSSCo related activities
- COST Mobilise WG4 "Development of Standards and Guidelines for data archiving and long-term preservation" (D. Triebel)
- GeoCASe – current situation and next steps (F. Glöckler)
- COST Mobilise Person ID workshop (E. Haston)
16:45 On the Way from Nagoya to Legal Handling of Accession Units in collections: Management of ABS codes in Diversity Workbench (P. Grobe)
17:00 CETAF strategy and development plan - targets and activities
17:45 AOB, next meetings
18:00 End of (ISTC) meeting

19:00 Dinner || HALLE Café Restaurant - location: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

February 14

Digitisation Working Group (9:00 - 13:00)

09:00 Welcome, introduction of participants, adoption of agenda (E Haston)
09:10 CETAF strategy and development plan - targets and activities (E Haston & A Güntsch)
09:40 Minimal Information for Digital Specimens (MIDS) (A Hardisty)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Review of digitisation within DiSSCO-related projects and work programs
- SYNTHESYS+ (E Haston & General Discussion)
- ICEDIG survey results (X Vermeersch)
- MOBILISE (E Haston & General Discussion)
12:30 CETAF Collections Group (C Quaisser)
12:45 AOB, next meetings
13:00 End of DWG meeting




Natural History Museum Vienna
Burgring 7
AT-1010 Vienna

The venue is located just outside and opposite of subway Station VOLKSTHEATER - exit "Ring/Museen".



From the airport

At the airport you will find green signs once getting out that lead you to a direct train connection called CAT (City Airport Train). It runs every 30 minutes HH:09 and HH:39 nonstop to the "Wien Mitte Landstraße" single € 11 € return € 19

From there continue to the Museum using the orange subway line U3 direction Ottakring towards "Volkstheater".

By train

Nowadays trains main arrival point is Wien Hauptbahnhof. From there you can use subway line U1 to Stephansplatz change for subway number U3 to Volkstheater A second less frequent stop is Westbahnhof. From there you can directly connect to the NHM using subway U3, again to Volkstheater.

During Your Stay

Public transport

The public transport system in Vienna is dense. Tickets can be purchased at counters of bigger stations, at the airport, railway stations or online

A useful route planner for public transport is @ Available also as a mobile App QANDO


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