Thanks to a variety of "real world" concerns and deadlines, I've been a little sparse on the blog for the past few weeks. But, that doesn't mean that important things haven't been happening elsewhere in the realm of digital paleontology. If you haven't already, take a look at and consider adding your signature to "An Open Letter in Support of Palaeontological Digital Data Archiving." Kudos to the folks who got the ball rolling on this effort! As paleontology becomes more data driven, and as more of those data are digitized, we need to get our act together as a community now.