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Best wishes for 2022
We would like to start by thanking all of our IrisBG community members, collaborators and friends for your continued support and engagement.
Even though 2021 has been another year out of the ordinary, it has also been a busy, but fun year for us at IrisBG. We introduced the IrisBG Coffee Chats, the Sustainability Index Webinar-series together with APGA and have been working hard towards a better ArcGIS sync and other exciting new features. We became proud sponsors of PlantNetwork and several conferences, and participated in many meaningful symposia and webinars – in 2022 we are hoping we can attend these in person!
That was just a few highlights, some of which you can read more about below.
We are wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic new year!
Øyvind Rustan and Mari Rustan
IrisBG | Compositae AS
Our community is growing
We are very proud of our engaged and knowledgeable community and we are delighted to welcome all the big and small gardens, arboreta and private estates that have joined us through 2021.
- ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, New Mexico, USA
- Bonn University Botanic Gardens, Bonn, Germany🌿Explore Collection
- Orto Botanico di Brera, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
- Cruickshank Botanic Garden, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Maine, USA
- University of Dundee Botanic Garden, Dundee, United Kingdom
- Fullers Mill, Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
- Goizueta Gardens, Atlanta History Center, Georgia, USA
- The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, Michigan, USA
- Kilchoan Estate, Kilmelford, UK
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas, USA
- McKee Botanical Garden, Florida, USA
- Memphis Botanic Garden, Tennessee, USA
- National Botanical Garden, Vácrátót, Hungary
- National Institute of Ecology (NIE), Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea
- National Trust for Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Reynolda Gardens, North Carolina, USA
- Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara, USA
- Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, United Kingdom
- University of Tennessee Gardens, Tennessee, USA
- Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto, Canada
- Trinity College Botanic Garden, Dublin, Ireland
- Utrecht University Botanic Gardens, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Vilnius Universiteto Šiauliai Academy, Botanical Garden, Šiauliai, Lithuania
The full list of IrisBG users can be found on our Community > Users-page.
Thank you to all the presenters and participants
The Coffee Chats have fast become our favourite hour in the month as we get to learn new perspectives and the opportunity to connect with our knowledgeable IrisBG users that make up our community. The next Coffee Chat is scheduled for February 8th with Zinnia Cheetham the Plant Records Curator Specialist at the Morris County Park Commission. Title TBA.
If you missed the CC's they are all available for free to watch and read about:
⏭️ Nov: A timely response to biodiversity crisis – "The Tangled Bank" |
With Harry Watkins at St Andrews Botanic Garden + A bit on Sustainability
⏭️ Oct: Efficient collection management with Custom Attributes |
With Jaime Frye at Newfields and Alison Crook at the National Trust UK
⏭️ Sept: Jawbreaking Latin | For Kirsten Anderson at National Arboretum Canberra + An IrisBG demo
SUSTAINABILITY INDEX WEBINARS
Together for a sustainable future
We never cease being impressed by all the work so many institutions are doing for a sustainable future. As botanic gardens you are in a unique position to be leaders in this field, and chances are that you already are doing a lot of work that would qualify for excellence in one or more of the attributes. We are now half-way through the series and are looking forward to start up again in January.
All previous webinars can be watched on-demand on the APGA website. You will find a link to the recordings, a description and short little text on how IrisBG and aid your work with Sustainability initiatives.
View the topic ⏭️ The Sustainability Index webinar-series. Follow the topic to get notified next time we publish an article.
IrisBG SOFTWARE RELEASES 2021
IrisBG new features of 2021
Throughout the year we have as usual worked on introducing big and small improvements to IrisBG. Worth to mention is that you no longer need an WMS server to host your map if you are using ArcGIS. With our Mapping module you can still utilise free map providers and we are glad that OpenStreetMap works again.
Quarterly summary IrisBG version: Issue #1, Issue #2, Issue #3, Issue #4
Full overview of our version history can be found on our Resources > Software-page.
Hope to see you here (in person)!
European Botanic Gardens Congress (EuroGard), May 16-22, Budapest, Hungary
APGA annual conference, June 20-24, Portland, Oregon, USA
7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress (7GBGC), September 25-29, Melbourne, Australia
PlantNetwork annual conference, TBA.
Connect with us:
Reach out if you would like to collaborate, need our help on a paper or presentation or if you would like us to speak at your event or conference. Contact Mari.