Award winning digitisation
The Natural History Museum Digital Collections Programme has just received a lovely Christmas present! Following our November win as best Not for Profit project of the year in the UK IT Industry Awards, we’ve just been notified that we are also winners in the Culture and Tourism Category of the
World Summit Awards. Continue reading “Over half a decade of digitisation | Digital Collections Programme”
A guest blog by Robyn Crowther
Digitised microscope slides from the Museum’s Coccoidea collection
The Digital Collections Programme is digitising the Museum’s scale insect collection. This collection is estimated to contain 100,000 microscope slides, making it the biggest slide digitisation project we’ve undertaken so far.
Continue reading “Scaling Up Digitisation | Digital Collections Programme”
A guest blog by Lizzy Devenish
In preparation of this blog I’ve been asking myself what, exactly, do I do for my job. “Well,” I say, “I’m a digitiser – I assist in the digitisation of specimens.” “ Fantastic !” you say, “but what the hell do you do ?” Continue reading “Day in the life of a digitiser |Digital Collections Programme”
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility provides open access to the world’s biodiversity data
There is an incredible amount of specimen data providing critical information on the natural world, but with less than 10% of the estimated 1.5 billion specimens digitally accessible, who is using this information? Continue reading “Who uses collection data? | Digital Collections Programme”
We have completed digitising the Museum’s birdwing butterfly collection. Images of more than 8000 specimens have been released onto the Museum’s data portal for anyone in the world to access. This digitisation pro ject has enabled us to gather accurate information about what we have within our collection and this new online resource will support conservation plans to protect endangered species for the future.
Continue reading “A kaleidoscope of beautiful birdwings”
The Museum releases its collection data through the Data Portal, available to access by anyone in the world.
Since 2015, the Natural History Museum London has made its research and collections data available through its Data Portal . Some important new features have just been added which make it easier for users to reuse this data. Continue reading “Our Evolving Data Portal | Digital Collections Programme”
Hymenoptera from the Cooper Collection that have been imaged and rehoused during 2018
Over the past year the digital collections team have worked on incredibly varied projects across multiple collections in the Museum. Continue reading “Digitising the Collection in 2018”
Guest Blog by Phaedra Kokkini
This is the second part of the story behind about the ALICE pilot project. While the first part focused on piloting our ‘Angled Label Image Capture and Extraction’ or ALICE, this part will focus on the collection and collector. Quite unexpectedly, while preparing our chosen collection for imaging I got to know a person through his collection of pinned insects. Continue reading ““Mr. Cooper, meet ALICE.” – Part 2 | Digital Collections Programme”
Guest Blog by Phaedra Kokkini
If you visit our Digitisation Team, you might be drawn to one of our more curious imaging setups, the ‘Angled Label Image Capture and Extraction’ or to close friends: ALICE. Continue reading ““Mr. Cooper, meet ALICE.” – Part 1 | Digital Collections Programme”