University of Texas at El Paso (Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, University of Texas at El Paso)

Log Number: IGSM-245733-OMS-20

The University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will increase accessibility and collections stewardship of its herbarium through digitization activities. A project manager will lead efforts in barcoding, imaging, and georeferencing 26,897 specimens from the Southwest United States and Mexico. The project will facilitate access to physical specimens and digital images of specimens and enable discovery and use of biodiversity data by researchers, educators, students, artists, and the local community. In addition, the project manager will develop an exhibition and programming to celebrate the local history of science, plants, and art.