Sherborn Symposium: Freeland


The availability of digitized taxonomic data has increased dramatically over the past twenty years as national funding agencies have strengthened their support of digitization activities and as scanning devices have become less expensive and easier to operate. As such, natural history museums and libraries have taken on new responsibilities for managing electronic information as ways of providing enhanced opportunities for educational outreach and scholarly dissemination. Museums and libraries have to consider how best to create and care for electronic resources given a volatile technology landscape with rapidly changing file formats and display devices. This session will address methodologies for responsible curation of digitized prints, manuscripts, and specimens, and will outline best practices for safeguarding digitized taxonomic data to ensure longevity of resources.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith