I have a background in conservation science and over ten years
experience with information technology management and online
education. I thrive on collaborative projects that move our world
towards sustainability and interconnectedness.
What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you about
your trip to the zoo or aquarium? It’s likely the animal and
marine life you encountered—not the records behind the scenes.
But those institutions must show evidence of having modern
(preferably electronic) records management systems for managing
animal records, veterinary records, and other relevant
information. Guest speaker Josh Courteau will discuss the role
records play in managing a world’s worth of animal data and
describe the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) used
by more than 1,100 institutions in over 96 countries. Guest
speaker Matt Seguin will discuss research being conducted at Mote
Marine Laboratory and his role in maintaining accurate physical
and digital records of the animals in the collection.