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Google Expeditions AR Brings Smithsonian 3D Models into the Home and Classroom via Augmented Reality

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:58 -- DattoriaM
Author: 
Marc Bretzfelder
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google expeditions screen shots

Capturing the imagination of students who have “seen it all” is an age-old challenge; and fitting emerging technologies into the classroom has long been a hit-or-miss proposition. With Expeditions, Google may have found the Golden Mean, and with the help of the Smithsonian’s rich collections and authoritative scholarship, the app is igniting wonder and curiosity in students around the globe.

Impact! The Importance of Digitization at Smithsonian

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:56 -- AndersonN
Author: 
DPO
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The DPO staff have been thinking and talking with our colleagues about how digitized collections can affect lives in significant and measurable ways by:

- Showcasing examples where digitized collections have initiated creativity, innovation and change in some area of human endeavor;

- Exploring ways museums, archives and libraries can maximize the impact of their digitized collections; and

DPO Mass Digitization at the Smithsonian: Imaging Workflow (Part 1)

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:37 -- BeauchampJW
Author: 
Jessica Warner and Ken Rahaim, DPO
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Measuring for imaging standard

In the previous blog post in this series (DPO Mass Digitization at the Smithsonian: Physical Workflow), we looked at the ins and outs of moving the National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany’s (http://botany.si.edu/) botanical specimen sheets from storage to the imaging station and back again.  Now let’s take a look at the imaging workflow.

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