Tales from the field: enhancing the discoverability of field notes and field specimens

Epps, Janine, Bates, Colin, Houghton, Bernadette and Thornton, Kristen 2018, Tales from the field: enhancing the discoverability of field notes and field specimens, in VALA2018 : Proceedings of the 19th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition 2018, Victorian Association for Library Automation, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-17.

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Title Tales from the field: enhancing the discoverability of field notes and field specimens
Author(s) Epps, Janine
Bates, ColinORCID iD for Bates, Colin orcid.org/0000-0001-8361-6465
Houghton, BernadetteORCID iD for Houghton, Bernadette orcid.org/0000-0001-5730-8805
Thornton, Kristen
Conference name Victorian Association for Library Automation. Conference (19th : 2018 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 2018/02/13 - 2018/02/15
Title of proceedings VALA2018 : Proceedings of the 19th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition 2018
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2018
Series Victorian Association for Library Automation Conference
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Publisher Victorian Association for Library Automation
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) field specimens
field notes
William Harvey
Edmund Gill
digitisation
metadata
digital exhibitions
algae
Western Victoria
Geology
Summary Field specimens and field notes provide a rich source of data for researchers. In 2016, Deakin University Library implemented a project to make accessible an historic field specimen album by William Harvey and a set of field diaries by noted scientist, Edmund Gill. Such unique and unusual items created challenges for the digitisation process and also led us to explore a range of methods to enhance their discovery and promotion. This paper outlines the digitisation project, the use of metadata, digital exhibitions and social media to expose the digitised items and the collaboration required to successfully complete the project.
Language eng
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2018, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30108500

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Library
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