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


Melissa Tulig*, Anthony P. Kirchgessner* & Kevin E. Indoe*

Botanical information management at The New York Botanical Garden: 
herbarium specimen imaging project

* New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, USA.. 

[Poster presentation] 

 NYBG's most recent botanical information project is the imaging of herbarium specimens. High-resolution images are acquired using an instant capture professional digital camera. After capturing, images are processed in an automated fashion using Adobe Photoshop®. Processing includes naming, correcting the contrast and colour, sharpening, and creating different versions of the images. A version at the original resolution is archived to DVD, while mid-resolution and thumbnail versions are created for our online specimen catalogue ( Future enhancements to the display of specimen images include the use of wavelet compression technology to increase file compression, transmission speed, and image quality.


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

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