New Video: The Impact of Digitizing the Smithsonian’s Botany Specimen Collection of 3.5 Million Specimens
Here’s a new video from the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office.
Given its scale and diversity, the Smithsonian’s collection of 154 million items presents a unique digitization challenge. This video showcases a conveyor belt driven imaging system digitizing up to 3.5 million specimens from the botany collections at the National Museum of Natural History at a rate of almost 3/4 million specimens per year!
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