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Friday, September 12, 2008

Anthropology museum to provide OA to entire collection

Wake Forest University's Anthropology Museum to unveil online database of entire collection, press release, September 9, 2008. (Thanks to ResourceShelf.)

... [M]ore than 26,000 artifacts in the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology’s collections will be accessible online in a searchable database.

Beginning Sept. 9, the public will be able to search the online database and find a photograph and description of each object, including information about where it was collected. ...

The collections database was funded by more than $200,000 in federal grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The project ... took more than three years to complete ... Wake Forest students helped take photographs, edit images, inventory objects and update records. ... With the help of another recently awarded IMLS grant, the museum will add archival records such as photographs and maps to help users better understand the cultural and environmental contexts of objects found in the online database. ...