Museum Digitization Day, Saturday November 2

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:38 -- Katja Seltmann

Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a natural history collection or herbarium?

Join us Saturday November 2 to help us digitally transcribe specimens from the UCSB Natural History Collections. Tour the collections, meet collection staff, participate in research and learn about our projects that are helping make information about museum specimens and plants available online. 

This event is open to all ages and the public.

We will meet at CCBER in the main classroom and participants should bring their own laptop (if you have one). We will actively be working as a group to “digitize” information off of specimen labels (like those in the photo). The work is in support of the California Flowers Project, a California wide project whose goal is to digitize 900,000 specimens of flowering plants of the state. Participants will learn about the project and create digital data about biodiversity specimens.

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

Harder South Building 578, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

Please contact Greg Wahlert or Katja Seltmann to RSVP or if you have any questions about the event. If you RSVP ahead of time, lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 11:30