Event Title

Digitizing The Oberlin College Paleontology Collection

Location

Science Center, Bent Corridor

Start Date

9-26-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

9-26-2014 1:20 PM

Poster Number

15

Abstract

The goal of our project is to create a complete digital database of the Oberlin College Paleontology collection, with the expectation that it will be used by Oberlin students, other academic institutions, and the public. Our database includes full taxonomy, physical descriptions, classification information, and high-definition photographs of each fossil in the collection. Our project incorporated detailed classification and research techniques, organization and presentation of individual specimen's information, and multiple photographic methods. At this point only a portion of Oberlin's large collection has been accessioned into the digital database, but our project will continue to develop and expand into new formats, utilizing the technology of 3D scanning and printing.

Project Mentor(s)

Karla Parsons-Hubbard, Geology

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Sep 26th, 12:00 PM Sep 26th, 1:20 PM

Digitizing The Oberlin College Paleontology Collection

Science Center, Bent Corridor

The goal of our project is to create a complete digital database of the Oberlin College Paleontology collection, with the expectation that it will be used by Oberlin students, other academic institutions, and the public. Our database includes full taxonomy, physical descriptions, classification information, and high-definition photographs of each fossil in the collection. Our project incorporated detailed classification and research techniques, organization and presentation of individual specimen's information, and multiple photographic methods. At this point only a portion of Oberlin's large collection has been accessioned into the digital database, but our project will continue to develop and expand into new formats, utilizing the technology of 3D scanning and printing.