Cyber-infrastructure for high-throughput invertebrate collection digitization

Christopher H. Dietrich, Nahil Sohb, David Raila, Omar Sobh, John Hart

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InvertNet aims to support digitization and delivery of specimen-level data and images for invertebrate collections, beginning with 22 arthropod collections in the midwestern USA. The project is implementing high-throughput digitization workflows that reduce the per-specimen cost of digitization while protecting specimens from unnecessary handling. The data captured include high-resolution images of whole drawers of pinned specimens, vials of ethanol-preserved material, and specimens mounted on microscope slides. By exposing these images,InvertNet will provide rapid access to entire collections, facilitate capture of specimen-level data, and provide a platform for long-term preservation of, and access to, collection data.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEntomology 2012
StatePublished - 2012


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