Karoo BioGaps Project needs your help to transcribe data from museum and herbaria collections

Contact
SANBI
Overview

Please help us transcribe the labels of thousands of historical museum and herbaria specimens collected before the time of computers!
We need to digitise all museum and herbaria records so that scientists can analyse the data.

Description

Log on to http://transcribe.sanbi.org/ and help us transcribe the labels of thousands of historical museum and herbaria specimens collected before the time of computers! The label information is critical for understanding historical distribution patterns of species, but the information is inaccessible if it remains in hard copy only. We need to digitise all museum and herbaria records so that scientists can analyse the data. Photographs of the specimen labels have been uploaded onto this website, Transcribe, but we need your help to type the data from the specimen labels into the database. By doing this transcribing, you are helping to make species information as old as 1830 available to scientists and the general public.

Prizes are available for the most records transcribed!

The Karoo BioGaps Project is led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in partnership with a consortium of research institutions, and is funded by the Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP), a joint initiative of the Department of Science of Technology (DST), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and SANBI. For more information: www.sanbi.org/biogaps


Address
Western Cape,
South Africa

Phone
Dr Theresa Sethusa.
URL:
http://www.sanbi.org/biogaps