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Digitisation as a tool to promote transparency between collections: the case of the Baltic amber from the Königsberg collection at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

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A total of 383 Baltic amber samples, including 43 type specimens, held at the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Harvard University, for near a century were found to belong to the classic amber collection from the Albertus-Universität of Königsberg. This discovery was greatly facilitated by the public availability online of digital images produced during a four-year project that digitised the over 30,000 samples from the MCZ’s fossil insect collection. The amber samples were hand carried an...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.7203/sjp.34.1.15241

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2830-2639
Publisher:
Sociedad Espanola de Paleontologia Publisher's website
Journal:
Spanish Journal of Paleontology Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
1
Pages:
145-152
Publication date:
2019-07-20
Acceptance date:
2019-04-17
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ISSN:
2255-0550
Source identifiers:
1032374
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uuid:4cee7e2b-3613-46f0-8b38-9b41d82c8d9d
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pubs:1032374
Deposit date:
2019-07-16

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