Joyce Drakeford

  • 2 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford and Cameron Muskelly are now friends
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic FOSSIL Newsletter in the forum FOSSIL Sustainability

    @cameron-muskelly

    See above 🙂

  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic FOSSIL Newsletter in the forum FOSSIL Sustainability

    I would love to coordinate. I know Cam Muskelly is interested in recruiting for articles and writing himself. If I can get some wordpress education (I’ve only used Constant Contact for content layout.) I would be more than happy to assist with that. I, however, am not much in the editing dept I’m afraid.

  • 4 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic FOSSIL Newsletter in the forum FOSSIL Sustainability

    Absolutely!

  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford posted a new activity comment

    Wow. I didn’t know the newsletter was going too. Bummer.

    • It’s possible the community can work to produce it but I’m not going to lie, it’s a big effort and takes a lot of time. There are three of us that work on it.

  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford posted a new activity comment

    Why farewell??

    • The project’s funding expires in September. A goal of this last stretch is to make it more self-sustaining and community driven. Could you message me your email address? I will make note to message you when we are getting ready for the last newsletter!

      • Hi, @jbauer ! Do you mean the funding of myFOSSIL will expire? Will that have an impact on the site or the app?

        • Yes, the NSF project funding expires in September 2019. We are working on a plan to make everything more community driven but there will be some changes. I have a team of three volunteers that are going to help me curate the specimens and will be in those positions for two-years and then we will be looking for new volunteers. We will also need help running the social media accounts, they are really active right now but we will slowly wind down and then hopefully other users may be interested in continuing in some capacity. Maybe it’s more sharing content from the site and sharing pre-existing things then making all the graphics like we have been. The app and website will still be functioning and have a monthly maintenance schedule. I think I will still be on as a 1/4-1/3 time to help make sure the data you all are entering is still getting vetted. Does that all make sense? We haven’t quite worked out all the details but the idea is the platforms will continue on but with no full paid team behind it.

          • Okay, thank for letting me know! And if you need any help with anything, I’ll definitely volunteer. I work as software engineer, and I have some experience with graphic design, so maybe my experience would be applicable here.

  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford posted a new activity comment

    I’d love to.

  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford posted a new activity comment

    Thanks @jbauer! I love my stacks of reference books and really miss writing articles!!

  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Joyce Drakeford joined the group Bookworms
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
    Jennifer Bauer and Joyce Drakeford are now friends
  • 2 years, 2 months ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic Unknown Belgrade bone in the forum What Is It?

    Thanks @rboessenecker! Definitely the close ups of the attached photo look very similar. What threw me was the flattened or pinched appearance. And it’s so small in circumference I never would’ve thought whale! 🙂

     

  • 2 years, 2 months ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic Tooth or Coral Not Sure???? in the forum What Is It?

    These are definitely shell fragments.

  • 2 years, 2 months ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic Unknown Belgrade bone in the forum What Is It?

    Hoping to bump this back up since I didn’t hear anything about it. Thanks!

  • 2 years, 2 months ago
    Rachel Narducci and Joyce Drakeford are now friends
  • 2 years, 4 months ago

    It’s hard to pick one. I’ve made friends and contacts I hope to have the rest of my life. That was my first time in Florida so I thought it was amazing! And getting to meet Gordon Hubbell and seeing his collection was something I got to check off my bucket list! It changed the way I look at what I love to do. Instead of just collecting fossils I get to have a more scientific objective.

  • 2 years, 6 months ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic Unknown Belgrade bone in the forum What Is It?

    Final photos

  • 2 years, 6 months ago
    Joyce Drakeford replied to the topic Unknown Belgrade bone in the forum What Is It?

    Additional photos

  • 2 years, 6 months ago
    Joyce Drakeford started the topic Unknown Belgrade bone in the forum What Is It?

    I have been reading and researching this for almost a year. I had posted it a year ago because I was told it was Alligator, y’all confirmed it wasn’t but couldn’t give additional info because the pics aren’t great.  I’m wondering now if it isn’t seal. It was collected from Belgrade in May 2016. It seems a bit large for a bird bone. I know partial bones make it harder to identify so I’ve taken several more close photos for assistance.

  • 2 years, 8 months ago

    As a follow up question to Rachel’s webinar,  the question about foam turning yellow with fossil storage… Yeah it’s an eye sore for display purposes but I want to make sure it isn’t harming my fossils either. Thank you!  Fantastic webinar!

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    I am not a professional paleo but have faced discrimination as a woman in collecting. Being treated as unequal or not as knowledgeable. I’ve had to fight, and still fight, to be taken seriously. I can’t even imagine what you ladies go through in a professional environment. I support you all!

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