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Abstract: JSTOR Global Plants contains over 2 million digitized plant specimens and hundreds of thousands of digitized primary source materials contributed by herbaria from all over the world. Livingstone’s Zambezi Expedition, created by JSTOR Labs and the JSTOR Global Plants team, curates and organizes a portion of this content as an experiment in story-telling and story-discovery within large primary source collections. With it, users can explore Livingstone’s expedition both chronologically and geographically, discovering stories like Livingstone’s dawning awareness of the horrors of slavery, the conflict and correspondence with the expedition funders, and personal stories like the tragic death of Livingstone’s wife. Reaction since launch has been especially powerful amongst our herbaria partners, who are eager to contribute similar stories.
Presented by Colleen Campbell, Director, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships - Europe
JSTOR | Portico
Forum for Digital Cultural Heritage
Helsinki, 29 June 2016