Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections

Brambles Galore


Manchester Museum
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:00 to 12:00
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00 to 12:00
Sponsoring Organization: 
Manchester Museum
Short Description: 
Museums are treasure troves of information about where animals and plants live. Making the information available challenging – but you can help.
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Drop-in to meet Rachel Webster, Curator of Botany, preparing specimens of brambles to publish online. These specimens are from the personal collection of Alan Newton, a world expert in bramble identification, who donated his herbarium to the Manchester Museum in 2012. Find out about projects such ‘Notes from Nature’, ‘Herbaria@Home’ and ‘Reading Nature’s Library’ and have a go yourself at deciphering museum labels. Cleaning and preparing herbarium sheets on gallery with members of the public (drop-in). The sheets are being prepared for imaging (with the University of Manchester's Botanical Society) and will be uploaded on to Herbaria@Home. Computers in our new 'The Study' gallery space feature crowd-sourcing websites such Herbaria@Home and the Atlas of Living Australia and people will be demonstrating their use.
Organizer Name: 
Rachel Webster

WeDigBio is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program (Cooperative Agreement EF-1115210). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.