The BioGaps top transcriber for the month of September has been selected:
Well done and a big thank you to Latoya Keebine who transcribed 78 label images!
As a prize she has selected the book "The Vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland".
There will be more prizes given for the top transcribers at the end of
November 2017, end of January 2018 and end of March 2018. The winners
will be announced shortly after the end of each period. Prizes can include books, National Botanical Garden entries, and Kirstenbosch Summer Concert tickets.
We appreciate all the valuable
assistance provided by the Transcribe volunteers! Anyone anywhere can become involved. To join this fun activity, go toTranscribe: http://transcribe.sanbi.org
digitisers are working hard every day imaging hundreds of plant
specimens and their labels. We need all the help we can get in
transcribing these records. There are also many bee and grasshopper
specimen labels that require transcribing.
The Transcribe platform helps us fill in gaps in biodiversity knowledge
for our precious Karoo region. This information will help guide
future conservation and development activities (e.g. shale gas
exploration) in the Karoo.