By on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:54
By on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:27
The bid to create a "global digital museum" has been welcomed by scientists, who say it will enable them to study valuable specimens that are currently "hidden" in museum drawers.
They have set out ambitious plans to digitise millions of specimens.
By Diane Zorich, Director, DPO on Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:00
The fire at the Museu de Nacional de Brasil evokes a visceral sense of loss - for the people of Brazil and the devastation this has wrought on their nation’s patrimony.
By DPO on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:33
As 3D digitization becomes more common in collections documentation, there is a growing demand for tools to address the specific needs of 3D data stewardship. Central to this is the identification and creation of metadata models to describe these digital surrogates.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office wins prize in GBIF 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge
By DPO on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:28
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat announced today that the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office (DPO) was selected by an expert jury as a winner in the 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge. The entry, submitted by DPO Informatics Program Officer Luis J. Villanueva, the GBIF Issues Explorer, won a Second Place award among 23 entries from countries around the world.
By on Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:55
Victorians preserved pressed flowers as keepsakes but you can hardly press an iron garden bench into an album. We take you behind the scenes as as the Garden Furnishings collection is digitized.