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increasing virtual access to our collections

Whats’ New Online?

Our searchable databases (www.sbcollections.org) now contain over 160,000 zoological specimen records that are now consulted daily by researchers, students and backyard naturalists. During 2007, these resources were accessed by nearly 10,000 users from 72 different countries. Over half of these visitors also used images that are associated with specimen data.

  • rough a generous gift by an anonymous donor, digital cataloging

and imaging progressed rapidly in 2007 in each department. is support also allowed us to upgrade computer equipment and website resources, including finishing the design of the Anthropology online services that are expected to be available in 2008.

Noteworthy departmental accomplishments include the processing of almost two-thirds of the entire Vertebrate collection, about 28,500 specimens, which encompass 4,000 species found in 86 countries. In addition, more than 21% of the total holdings in Anthropology, almost 10,000 objects, were added to its database in 2007 alone.

species information acquired through the california Beetle Project is available online at www.sbnature.org.

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