Rod Page Talks Bioinformatics, Linked Data, and Primary Literature at the Smithsonian

On 22 September, Dr. Rod Page, Professor at the University of Glasgow and creator of BioStor, gave a presentation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Library about ideas for extracting and linking data across biodiversity repositories and primary literature.

The talk, entitled “The Sam Adams Talk,” covered topics including phylogenetics, geophylogeny visualizations, linking article and specimen data across repositories, annotations, the biodiversity knowledge graph, and data as source code. A lively Q&A; session between Rod and the audience followed the presentation.

You can view a recording of the presentation on YouTube.

Rod’s talk at the Smithsonian followed the Scientific Collections International Food Security Symposium at the National Agricultural Library, 19-21 September. At the invitation of BHL, Rod gave a presentation at the symposium about using publication data to support food security research. You can view Rod’s Food Security Symposium presentation, entitled “Unknown Knowns, Long Tails, and Long Data“, on his Slideshare.

Visit Rod’s blog iPhylo and follow him on Twitter at @rdmpage to see more of his thoughts on bioinformatics, linked data, and primary literature.

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Grace Costantino served as the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library from 2014 to 2021. In this capacity, she developed and managed BHL's communication strategy, oversaw social media initiatives, and engaged with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage available in BHL. Prior to her role as Outreach and Communication Manager, Grace served as the Digital Collections Librarian for Smithsonian Libraries and as the Program Manager for BHL.