On 2/28/20 6:34 AM, Cara Gibson wrote:
> Hi All,
> Great news!
> The Smithsonian announced the launch of Smithsonian Open Access
> <  
> <>>, 
> an initiative that removes Smithsonian copyright restrictions from 
> about 2.8 million of its digital collection images and nearly two 
> centuries of data. This means that people everywhere can now download, 
> transform and share this open access content for any purpose, for 
> free, without further permission from the Smithsonian.
> A search for 'insect' revealed 74,996 assets available!
Excellent! This is a slightly more intuitive interface for tracking down 
images of insect primary types in the USNM collections than the previous 
interface ( ). That original 
interface uses a fairly obscure little unlabeled button to display the 
image gallery for found results, while the new link shows only the 
images, immediately; if that's what you're after, it does save some time 
(it also displays the images at a *much* larger initial viewing size, 
instead of forcing you to click on thumbnails to enlarge them).

e.g., a search for "Xylotrechus" gives  
very quickly compared to the original interface.

This is a great addition to my bookmarks!


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82