Meetings and webinars for iDigBio's Fluid-preserved Arthropod and Microscopic Slide Imaging Interest Group will resume in September. This month’s webinar (see details below) will highlight imaging possibilities from GigaMacro (, currently in use at the Frost Insect Museum, Penn State. The announcement is posted on the interest group wiki (


On a related subject, Rob Meyer and others at Hamamatsu have tweaked their high throughput slide scanning equipment to allow for greater depth of field, enhancing the potential for high-throughput imaging of microscopic slides. We are now working on scheduling this topic for our October meeting and will announce that as soon as the details are confirmed.


In the meantime:
What: Webcast/webinar: Monthly online meeting of the Fluid-preserved Arthropod and Microscopic Slide Imaging Interest Group
Topic: GigaMacro: High Quality Imaging of Biological Specimens
Presenters: Gene Cooper, Graham Bird, Naomi Cooper
When: 16 September 2014, Noon-1:00 p.m. EDT

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Gil Nelson, PhD
Assistant Professor/Research
iDigBio Steering Committee
Integrated Digitized Biocollections
Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication
College of Communication and Information

Courtesy Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Florida State University
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