Wednesday, April 22nd
This year we are trying something new with our Wednesday Symposium.
What are the goals of a Working Group?
Working Group: Prep Documentation
Facilitator(s): Marilyn Fox
Many of us have developed our own prep records, but what if there was a template for general prep records that could be downloaded and adapted by many labs? This could help standardize the kind of records that are kept for specimens and the kind of information that is recorded, making it easier to develop widely accepted standards for the field of paleontology.
Bring your own prep record with you, let’s compare the information we feel is important, how we record it, how that information gets attached to the specimen record and see if we can create a standardized document.
Working Group: Digital Asset Management
Facilitator(s): Michael Holland
Discussion of issues surrounding 3D scanning and imaging. 3D technology is rapidly proliferating, enabling exciting research, but also bringing along challenges and questions. Each time a specimen is scanned, it effectively multiplies, now existing as a fossil, a raw data set, and probably at least one 3D reconstruction. Each of these “clones” are a digital asset. How and where should these assets be stored? Who owns them? Who can have access to them, and for what purposes?
Paleo Speed Dating
Moderator(s): Greg Brown
Want to share that cool tool, nifty trick or genius innovation with the world? Have a burning question that needs extinguishing or a prep conundrum that’s been keeping you up at night? Flaunt your brilliance or unburden your soul to our panel of experts – and your fellow AMMPers – at this lightning round of show-off-and-tell. Don't have an issue or innovation? Come learn what your clever cohorts have been up to or weigh in with your own two cents.
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