Title: Strategies for Imaging Labels
Date: 18 May 2016
Time: 3-4 pm EDT
Virtual meeting place: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/vertdigi [PLEASE NOTE THE ALTERED WEBSITE FOR THIS WEBINAR]
Presenter: Brandi Coyner, a Curatorial Associate at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, serves as the collection manager for the Department of Mammalogy, the collection manager for the Oklahoma Collection of Genomic Resources, and the supervisor of the museum's Integrated Pest Management Department.
All natural history collections should strive to digitize their paper labels and archival documents, but budgets and staff time constraints often hinder such good intentions. At the Sam Noble Museum, we have developed an inexpensive, efficient, and almost fool-proof method for digitizing paper labels and odd-sized documents using technology that almost everyone already has in house. The method allows much of our digitization to be done completely by volunteers (from 18-80 years old) with minimal specimen handling and minimal post-processing of images. A comparison of our method to more traditional methods (bed scanners and imaging stations) will be presented, and a demo of the technology will follow the end of the presentation portion of the webinar.
A PDF accompanying this presentation is available at: https://www.idigbio.org/wiki/images/3/36/Skin_Tag_Capture.pdf