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  • In September we reached another milestone in our efforts to make our collections globally accessible through the SCAN portal: Our wonderful team of citizen scientist volunteers topped the mark of 80,000 databased specimens from the entomology collection. Supported by two NSF grants (CSBR and SCAN) a…
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  • Summer can be a quiet time in the Zoology Department. It is the main fieldwork season with staff making discoveries outside, traveling, or even enjoying a bit of vacation. This summer we reached another milestone in our efforts to make our collections better available to the scientific community and…
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  • Today we passed the mark of 25,000 databased insect specimens, thanks to our wonderful, efficient and indefatigable volunteers and our grant-funded assistants, David Bettman and Chris Grinter. Supported by two grants of the National Science Foundation, we are transferring label data of scientific sp…
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  • Data associated with museum specimens is found on tags, in handwritten catalogs and field notes, and increasingly, in relational databases.  These databases let us to manage our collections, track use, map our specimens, add associated images and publications, and publish our holdings to larger data…
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