New ALA helpdesk

21 February, 2018 ALA Blog

Making it easier to access ALA support.

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Using the ALA in the classroom to celebrate traditional knowledge and culture

14 February, 2018 ALA Blog, Education

Former teacher and CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM Program Coordinator Geoff Guymer has a wealth of experience teaching in classrooms across Australia and loves using the ALA.

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International data quality workshops focus on fitness for use

8 February, 2018 ALA Blog

At a recent meeting in Gainesville, Florida, an international group finalised a standard suite of data quality tests across biodiversity platforms.

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Watch out buzz bee, there’s a spider in the house…

22 January, 2018 ALA Blog, Citizen science, Collections

Citizen scientist witnesses world-first home-share between wolf spider and bee.

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ALA wins CSIRO Award for Impact from Science

29 November, 2017 ALA Blog

On Tuesday, the ALA was a proud recipient of a CSIRO Medal for Impact from Science. These awards recognise exceptional individuals or research teams in CSIRO who have created value for customers through innovation that delivers impact for Australia.

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Flora of Australia launch

27 November, 2017 ALA Blog

The much anticipated new digital platform Flora of Australia was launched today by project partners the Department of the Environment and Energy (specifically the Australian Biological Resources Study, ABRS), the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH) and the ALA as part of the Systematics 2017 conference at The University of Adelaide.

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