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dc.contributor.authorvon Baeyer, Madelynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarston, John M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T19:22:56Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T19:22:56Z
dc.date.issued2020-09
dc.identifier.citationMadelynn von Baeyer, John M Marston. 2020. "Best practices for digitizing a wood slide collection: The Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection of the Harvard University Herbaria." Quaternary International, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.08.053
dc.identifier.issn1040-6182
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/41828
dc.description.abstractAs herbaria move to digitize their collections, the question remains of how to efficiently digitize collections other than standard herbarium sheets, such as wood slide collections. Beginning in September 2018, the Harvard University Herbaria began a project to image and digitize the wood slides contained in the Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection. The primary goal of this project was to produce images of the wood tissue that could be used for specimen-level research and to make them available on the internet for remote scholarship. A secondary goal was to establish best practices for digitizing and imaging a microscope slide collection of tissue sections. Due to the size of the wood slide collection (approximately 30,000 slides), a medical histology scanner and virtual microscopy software were used to image these slides. This article outlines the workflow used to create these images and compares the results with digital resources currently available for wood anatomy research. Prior to this project, the very little of the Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection was cataloged digitally and none of it was imaged, which made access to this unique collection difficult. By imaging and digitizing 6605 slides in the collection, this project has demonstrated how other institutions can make similar slide collections available to the broader scientific community.en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.ispartofQuaternary International
dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This article is available under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license and permits non-commercial use of the work as published, without adaptation or alteration provided the work is fully attributed.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectPaleontologyen_US
dc.subjectGeologyen_US
dc.subjectPhysical geography and environmental geoscienceen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectWood slidesen_US
dc.subjectVirtual microscopyen_US
dc.subjectSlide digitizationen_US
dc.subjectSlide imagingen_US
dc.subjectHerbarium collectionsen_US
dc.titleBest practices for digitizing a wood slide collection: The Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection of the Harvard University Herbariaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.quaint.2020.08.053
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pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.notesPublished open accessen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1412-9695 (Marston, John M)
dc.identifier.mycv576038


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