Mr Laurence Livermore

Mr Laurence Livermore

Digital Analyst

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
Phone: 0207 942 5919
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Specialisms

Biodiversity Informatics, Coreoidea, Data Publication, Digital Project Management, Digitisation, Hemiptera

Summary

I am a digital project manager with 5 years of experience at the Natural History Museum and specialise in digitisation, biodiversity informatics and data. I have a background in entomology and am a subject editor (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) for the Biodiversity Data Journal and Zootaxa. My current projects include: • Project managing the development of the museum's standards and policy for mass digitisation • Managing the delivery of web-based rapid data entry applications • Compiling a report on the application of crowdsourcing technology in the GLAM sector Previously I gave specialised training and support to a large (7,000+) international community of users as part of the EU-funded ViBRANT project and also eMonocot, a collaboration between RBG Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum. Both projects were based on an open source Drupal-based content management system for biodiversity data (Scratchpads). I enjoy working with data, promoting open access and collaborating widely to solve digital challenges faced by similar organisations.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

MSc Entomology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Digital Analyst, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

e-Taxonomy Specialist, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2013

Research Entomologist, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2011

Highlighted publications

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, et al. (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Fernandes JAM, Mitchell PL, Livermore L, Nikunlassi M (2015) Leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae), In: True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics, Panizzi AR, Grazia J (Eds). Springer : 924.

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, et al. (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e995 - e995. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Livermore L, Simonsen TJ, Smith VS (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZOOKEYS, 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Consultancy

AntCat Technical & Editorial Workshops
2013 - 2013.

Editorships

Editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2014 - on going.

Managing editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, Price BW, Van derWaltS, Smith VS (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Fernandes JAM, Mitchell PL, Livermore L, Nikunlassi M (2015) Leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae), In: True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics, Panizzi AR, Grazia J (Eds). Springer : 924.

Livermore L, Lemaître VA, Dolling WR, Webb MD (2014) Coreoidea Species File Online .

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : e1168 - e1168. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Ceraphronoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : e1167 - e1167. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1167

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Evanioidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : e1116 - e1116. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1116

Hudson L, Livermore L, Blagoderov V (null) Developing Edge Detection Technology for Natural History Images. 1 - 6.

Livermore L (2014, 1 1) Scratchpads – an online platform for biodiversity data. National Forum for Biological Recording

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, Livermore L, Baker E, Mietchen D, Couvreur T, Mueller G, Dikow T, Helgen KM, Frank J, Agosti D, Roberts D, Penev L (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e995 - e995. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Livermore L, Simonsen TJ, Smith VS (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZOOKEYS, 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZOOKEYS, 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Courses taught

MSc: Taxonomy and Biodiversity
2/2013.

MSc: Plant Diversity (Biodiversity Informatics tools; Scratchpads)
2/2013 - on going.

Invited and keynote speaker

Emerging Informatics Technologies, Royal Entomological Society - Insect Taxonomy Special Interest Group: 3/12/2015.

Invited speaker, Crowdsourcing Europe, NBN Crowdsourcing Data Capture Summit: 25/9/2015.

Digital Collections Programme: A structured approach to mass digitisation, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use. 21 May 2015.: 21/5/2015.

Inselect: an innovative tool for automating digitisation of natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use: 21/5/2015.

Invited speaker, Scratchpads: An online platform for biodiversity data, NFBR and BES Conference: 23/4/2015.

Invited speaker, Scratchpads: Virtual Research Environments for taxonomic and biodiversity related data, e-Flora of South Africa to Online World Flora Workshop: 27/11/2014.

Rapid Data Entry: Supporting high-throughput digitisation workflows in EMu, Taxonomic Data Working Group (TDWG) Conference: 28/10/2014.

Applied Edge Detection in Zoological Collections: Inselect Prototype, SYNTHESYS3 AGM - JRA Highlights: 7/9/2014.

Invited speaker, Coreoidea Species File Online: Lessons Learned in Creating a Comprehensive Taxonomic Inventory, Fifth Quadrennial Meeting of the International Heteropterists' Society: 22/7/2014.

Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2014 - Progress in Digitisation: 26/6/2014.

Click to submit: rapid publication through Scratchpads and the Biodiversity Data Journal, MONOCOTS V: 5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons: 8/7/2013.

A paradigm shift in publishing: Scratchpads Publication Module, RGB Kew Science Seminar: 17/4/2013.

Coreoidea Species File: Writing an online catalogue for the leaf-footed bugs (Hemiptera: Coreidae), 14/11/2012.

Introduction

Summary

I am a digital project manager with 5 years of experience at the Natural History Museum and specialise in digitisation, biodiversity informatics and data. I have a background in entomology and am a subject editor (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) for the Biodiversity Data Journal and Zootaxa. My current projects include: • Project managing the development of the museum's standards and policy for mass digitisation • Managing the delivery of web-based rapid data entry applications • Compiling a report on the application of crowdsourcing technology in the GLAM sector Previously I gave specialised training and support to a large (7,000+) international community of users as part of the EU-funded ViBRANT project and also eMonocot, a collaboration between RBG Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum. Both projects were based on an open source Drupal-based content management system for biodiversity data (Scratchpads). I enjoy working with data, promoting open access and collaborating widely to solve digital challenges faced by similar organisations.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

MSc Entomology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Digital Analyst, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

e-Taxonomy Specialist, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2013

Research Entomologist, Natural History Museum, Entomology, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2011

Highlighted publications

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, et al. (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Fernandes JAM, Mitchell PL, Livermore L, Nikunlassi M (2015) Leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae), In: True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics, Panizzi AR, Grazia J (Eds). Springer : 924.

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, et al. (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e995 - e995. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Livermore L, Simonsen TJ, Smith VS (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZOOKEYS, 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Projects

Consultancy

AntCat Technical & Editorial Workshops
2013 - 2013.

Professional activities

Editorships

Editor, Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, 2014 - on going.

Managing editor, Biodiversity Data Journal, Pensoft, 2013 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Hudson LN, Blagoderov V, Heaton A, Holtzhausen P, Livermore L, Price BW, Van derWaltS, Smith VS (2015) Inselect: Automating the Digitization of Natural History Collections. PLOS ONE, 10 (11) : doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143402

Fernandes JAM, Mitchell PL, Livermore L, Nikunlassi M (2015) Leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae), In: True Bugs (Heteroptera) of the Neotropics, Panizzi AR, Grazia J (Eds). Springer : 924.

Livermore L, Lemaître VA, Dolling WR, Webb MD (2014) Coreoidea Species File Online .

Liston A, Knight G, Sheppard D, Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Sawflies, ‘Symphyta’. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : e1168 - e1168. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1168

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Ceraphronoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : e1167 - e1167. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1167

Broad G, Livermore L (2014) Checklist of British and Irish Hymenoptera - Evanioidea. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2 : e1116 - e1116. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1116

Hudson L, Livermore L, Blagoderov V (null) Developing Edge Detection Technology for Natural History Images. 1 - 6.

Livermore L (2014, 1 1) Scratchpads – an online platform for biodiversity data. National Forum for Biological Recording

Smith V, Georgiev T, Stoev P, Biserkov J, Miller J, Livermore L, Baker E, Mietchen D, Couvreur T, Mueller G, Dikow T, Helgen KM, Frank J, Agosti D, Roberts D, Penev L (2013) Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1 : e995 - e995. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.1.e995

Blagoderov V, Kitching IJ, Livermore L, Simonsen TJ, Smith VS (2012) No specimen left behind: industrial scale digitization of natural history collections. ZOOKEYS, 133 - 146. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.209.3178

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZOOKEYS, 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Teaching and students

Courses taught

MSc: Taxonomy and Biodiversity
2/2013.

MSc: Plant Diversity (Biodiversity Informatics tools; Scratchpads)
2/2013 - on going.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Emerging Informatics Technologies, Royal Entomological Society - Insect Taxonomy Special Interest Group: 3/12/2015.

Invited speaker, Crowdsourcing Europe, NBN Crowdsourcing Data Capture Summit: 25/9/2015.

Digital Collections Programme: A structured approach to mass digitisation, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use. 21 May 2015.: 21/5/2015.

Inselect: an innovative tool for automating digitisation of natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2015 - Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use: 21/5/2015.

Invited speaker, Scratchpads: An online platform for biodiversity data, NFBR and BES Conference: 23/4/2015.

Invited speaker, Scratchpads: Virtual Research Environments for taxonomic and biodiversity related data, e-Flora of South Africa to Online World Flora Workshop: 27/11/2014.

Rapid Data Entry: Supporting high-throughput digitisation workflows in EMu, Taxonomic Data Working Group (TDWG) Conference: 28/10/2014.

Applied Edge Detection in Zoological Collections: Inselect Prototype, SYNTHESYS3 AGM - JRA Highlights: 7/9/2014.

Invited speaker, Coreoidea Species File Online: Lessons Learned in Creating a Comprehensive Taxonomic Inventory, Fifth Quadrennial Meeting of the International Heteropterists' Society: 22/7/2014.

Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2014 - Progress in Digitisation: 26/6/2014.

Click to submit: rapid publication through Scratchpads and the Biodiversity Data Journal, MONOCOTS V: 5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons: 8/7/2013.

A paradigm shift in publishing: Scratchpads Publication Module, RGB Kew Science Seminar: 17/4/2013.

Coreoidea Species File: Writing an online catalogue for the leaf-footed bugs (Hemiptera: Coreidae), 14/11/2012.