iCollections:
introduction
Vladimir Blagoderov
NHM collection
• ~30,000,000 insect specimens
• 120,000 drawers
• 700,762 species
• >300,000 specimen records in KE Emu
• ...
iCollections
• Digitising British Isles Lepidoptera
collection
• ~500,000 specimens, 5,000 drawers
• Re-curation
• Specime...
iCollections
Preparation
• Specimens and
labels are put in
individual trays
Imaging • Canon DSRL and
macro lens
Rehousing ...
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Imaged
Databased
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Flavia
Johanna
Elisa
Peter
Lyndsey
Sara
iCollections
• 4-6 people over 3 years
• Small tasks
• Team work
• Average imaging rate 163 specimen/day*person
• Average ...
Questions?
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Introduction to programme of digitisation of British Isles Lepidoptera collection in Natural History Museum, London (iCollection initiative)

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iCollections intro

  1. 1. iCollections: introduction Vladimir Blagoderov
  2. 2. NHM collection • ~30,000,000 insect specimens • 120,000 drawers • 700,762 species • >300,000 specimen records in KE Emu • ~11,000 georeferenced specimen records
  3. 3. iCollections • Digitising British Isles Lepidoptera collection • ~500,000 specimens, 5,000 drawers • Re-curation • Specimen imaging • Complete label information • Georeferencing • For use in Climate Change initiative
  4. 4. iCollections Preparation • Specimens and labels are put in individual trays Imaging • Canon DSRL and macro lens Rehousing • New drawers Databasing • Rapid Data Entry Application Georeferencing
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  11. 11. iCollections Imaged Databased
  12. 12. iCollections Flavia Johanna Elisa Peter Lyndsey Sara
  13. 13. iCollections • 4-6 people over 3 years • Small tasks • Team work • Average imaging rate 163 specimen/day*person • Average time for preparation, imaging and databasing slightly >3 min • >£1/specimen • Less then 0.1% of damaged specimens
  14. 14. Questions?

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