San Diego Natural History Museum

Log Number: MA-249928-OMS-21

The San Diego Natural History Museum will improve collection management and long-term preservation and access to their malacology collection composed of 5 million specimens in over 90,000 specimen lots from the museum’s focal region of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California. Project activities include digitizing the card catalog, analyzing collection metadata, performing collection re-organization and re-housing, and recruiting volunteers to assist in the implementation of the collection curation and re-housing. The museum will hire a Project Coordinator to implement the major project goals as well as oversee project volunteers. The project will result in the first ever specimen-level digital catalog of the collection with increased physical safety and ease of collection management.