Image:  The Field Museum in Chicago had a problem: its zoological, geological, botanical and other scientific collections contained somewhere in the order of 40 million objects, much of which were uncataloged. The botanical plant collection alone contained more than 3.5 million specimens and held potential to contribute understanding on global climate change, according to Matt Von Konrat, head of the collection. But without digitization and analysis, the collection sat underused in research...


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