Field Museum of Natural History

Log Number: MA-251645-OMS-22

The Field Museum of Natural History will partner with the Milwaukee Public Museum to conduct a collections digitization project of their Devonian fossil collections. Project activities will include supporting paid internships; updating staff and intern training and procedures manuals; creating catalog records and data entry; uploading images to the collections management database; and linking to catalog entries. The project team will also conduct data quality control checks, process image metadata using Audubon Core Multimedia Resources Metadata schema and share the new resources online. The museum will include the digitized collections in an educational outreach website that will explain the significance of these fossils to K–12 teachers and students. This project will expand intellectual control of the collections through digitized, updated, and verified catalog entries and will improve the ability of staff and scholars to use and access the collections and their associated data.