A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections

A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections

By MICHAEL ROSTON

 A female eastern hercules beetle, Dynastes tityus. Credit Matt Reinbold
 

Natural history museums around the world have been growing beyond display cases and dioramas for years, and many are digitizing their vast collections. These efforts create lasting records of the natural world that might otherwise be inaccessible, unless you know a friendly curator willing to take you behind the scenes. Below are several notable digitization efforts that you can explore, and even contribute to. Read more.