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Expeditions & Explorers Edit-a-thon: Opening Access to the History of Biodiversity Research

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An overview of the Field Book Project, biodiversity field books, and how we're improving online access through cataloging, Wikipedia, and transcription.

An overview of the Field Book Project, biodiversity field books, and how we're improving online access through cataloging, Wikipedia, and transcription.

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  • 1. Wikipedia Edit-a-thonJune 21, 2013Carolyn Sheffield, Project ManagerExpeditions & Explorers:Opening access to the history ofbiodiversity research
  • 2. • Primary sourcedocumentation ofbiodiversity field work• Estimated 8,000 items• “Hidden” collections
  • 3. Specimen Lists
  • 4. Specimen Lists
  • 5. Journals and diaries
  • 6. Visual Documentation
  • 7. From physical objects…
  • 8. To online accesshttp://collections.si.edu
  • 9. Social Media
  • 10. Wikipedia Articles
  • 11. Transcription
  • 12. Questions?