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Franklin College Digitizes Buried Treasure

Alan Flurry

The Pantheon Website Operations Platform followed up its celebration of the Franklin College Office of Information Technology's Web Services Team with a feature on the Team's work exploring new projects – including digitizing enormous collections of specimens and artifacts in UGA collections:


The Web Services team has embarked on an exciting journey: seeking to digitize all of the collections housed within the Georgia Museum of Natural History. It’s a massive undertaking that includes building buy-in and involves photographing and cataloging over seven million curated specimens from across a diversity of the College’s disciplines. The team has the potential to go beyond the museum’s collections and offer this service to other units that have collections of digital media or objects they want to make broadly available. “The initiative to build a single repository of digital collections has never been tackled by anyone at UGA,” Lynn explained.

The team has already completed The Allard Economic Geology Collection, where site visitors from around the world can easily find what they’re looking for amidst 10,000+ geologic specimens. 

Read the full article.

Congratulations to the Franklin OIT Web Services team for this recognition of their great work. 

Image: metadacite breccia specimen from the Flin Flon a mining city, located on the border of the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Courtesy the Allard Collection

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