Senckenberg Research Institute and Museum, Frankfurt

Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem


TDWG 2000: Digitising Biological Collections
Taxonomic Databases Working Group, 16th Annual Meeting
Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, November 10-12, 2000


Jörg Habersetzer*

Digital imaging at the Senckenberg Museum

* Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Digital imaging at the Senckenberg Museum started 10 years ago with the very first CD-ROM recording of professional still photographs and digital microradiographs. Meanwhile various digital devices (e.g. dig. microscope, SEM, Laser-Printer) have been established with the intention to completely replace conventional imaging by digital imaging. The main purposes for publishing are not only to provide a cheap digital copy of printed media but also to provide better versions of images (ref. resolution, size and colour) in electronic books compared to printed ones.

The scientists according to their specific projects and collections sample data of digital images. Large digital catalogues are created in some of our departments, and in future digital images will be a part of the collection management system.


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This meeting was co-sponsored by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) 

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