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