May 16, 2022

Science: Canadian Museum of Nature Working to Digitize Specimen Collection (3 Million Items)

From the CBC:

The Canadian Museum of Nature is part of an international movement of natural history museums that are digitizing their archived collections of plants and animals.

The Ottawa museum has a collection of three million specimens and, so far, a million have been entered into an online database for the benefit of researchers and the general public.

The article points out that a web portal to provide direct access to the records is in the works.

At this time a limited number of records can be accessed online via a number of web databases listed on this page.

See Also: Canadian Museum of Nature Library Online Catalogue

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