Set down your *coffee* and get a load of our *fevered* pace! After only 17 months, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Dept of Botany working in partnership with Smithsonian Digitization has achieved the previously unimaginable milestone of digitizing and transcribing its 1,000,000th botanical specimen!!!
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
A graduate from Parsons School of Design in NYC, Photographer and project manager Nathan Anderson comes to the Smithsonian Institution with over twenty years of experience as an image specialist. Responsible for overseeing the digitization of roughly over 500,000 objects within his first two years at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the National Museum of Natural History he is no stranger to working with our varied collections, from a rare Tiffany vase to a 30 million year old fossilized specimen.