Library Awarded Digitization Grant Funds

By , July 16, 2009 8:04 am

The Butler Libraries have received a Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant of $8,015 from the Indiana State Library to support the work of the Friesner Herbarium in digitizing its collections of Indiana specimens.

The 20th century history of Indiana’s flora is captured in Friesner herbarium specimens and their collection labels. Currently, knowledge of and access to the collection is limited.

This project will create digital images of ca, 1,800 Indiana fern and orchid specimens housed in the Friesner herbarium of Butler University and post them along with associated metadata on Butler University servers with links to the Indiana Memory site of the Indiana State Library. Our goal is increase access to, awareness of
and use by all citizens of Indiana.

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