October 2015

  • 22 October 2015

    South Australian Museum joins global network to get collections online

    In a global first, the South Australian Museum is teaming with the Smithsonian, the New York Botanic Gardens, Chicago’s Field Museum, the Australian Museum and other natural history museums to bring more of their extensive collections online.

    Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio), a four-day global blitz of online crowdsourcing, aims to help transcribe biodiversity research collections and is being held from 22 to 25 October 2015.

    This exciting global effort brings to the fore the vital role that museum collection managers and volunteers play in transcribing museum artefacts to online databases.