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Every "view" of a living collection is temporary. Specimens, species lists,
databases, etc. change all the time and have to be updated from time to
time to reflect those changes.

And every view of a collection has costs and benefits. I would love to have
all of my drawers imaged. In a few seconds anyone could evaluate the state
of Family X in the collection. About how many specimens of each species,
about how many specimens that are unidentified, etc. Is there a large
variety in the unIDed material, or is it all the same thing? Is it worth
requesting a loan, is it worth visiting?

I looked through North Carolina's unsorted gigapan beetles and found
specific specimens I wanted to borrow for research.

Recently, a researcher from New Zealand was looking through photos of our
residues and found specimens of a rarely collected bug he was doing
research on.

I think an amazing public display would be a big screen with either a slide
show of full drawers, or a way for people to navigate from drawer to
drawer. Image if people could scroll through your butterflies. That might
peak some interest in a kid getting started.

If you work on a lot of different projects its easier to see a lot of
potential.

I see it as a huge advantage.

Cheers,

Mike



On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 12:39 PM Brower, Andrew V - APHIS <
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> Hi all,
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> I have always wondered why people like to digitize drawers.  If your
> collection is growing, to keep the images up to date with the drawer
> contents, you need to continually take new images, and it just seems like
> an extra layer of work.  What are the advantages of this practice?
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> Andy
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> Andrew Brower, Ph.D.
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> Microsoft Image Composite Editor really looks like it should work.
> Multiple photos of portions of each drawer could be stitched together to
> produce one high-res image. Apparently it even works based on video, so
> perhaps a sweep across a drawer would be enough.
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> But I think you would have to spend a day or two working out the kinks.
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> Cheers, and good luck,
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> On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 12:19 PM Megan R. King <[log in to unmask]>
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> Hello all,
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> I am working on the entomological museum at Rutgers University, and I am
> looking for some suggestions for whole drawer digitization.
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> We currently are facing issues with funding, which we hope to improve
> soon, so this is what we're working with at the moment:
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> Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III camera
> EOS Utility 2 Program
> Sigma lens - 50mm 1:2:8 DG Macro
> Copy Stand - Polaroid Mp.4 Land Camera
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> I am looking for suggestions on settings, if anyone else has used this
> type of set up or a similar one. I am running this program on a 2011
> MacBook Pro, incase that information is relevant.
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> We aren't expecting great high quality images with this setup, just enough
> to be able to go through the collection, see what we have, re-organize and
> curate.
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> either way is great! All suggestions welcome, and thanks in advance!
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> Michael L. Ferro
> Collection Manager, Clemson University Arthropod Collection (CUAC)
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> 277 Poole Agricultural Center
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