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Günter Waibel

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Transcript of UCB-LAUC_SI-Digitization

19 museums, 9 research centers, plus the National Zoo
139M collection items
500 scientists - boots on the ground in 100 countries around the world
On display
< 1%
Canvass size: 2.4 square meters
Digital image: 900 megapixels big (or 30,000 x 30,000 pixels)

~ 1%
Thank you!
@3D_digi_si | @SIxDigi
3d.si.edu | SIxDIGI

Digital Photography
3D Capture

Mass Digitization for Vast Collections, 3D Digitization for Iconic Objects
Smithsonian X Digitization
Canvass size: 2.4 square meters
Digital image: 900 megapixels big (or 30,000 x 30,000 pixels)

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Scaling Up:
350 per day
-> 90,000 per year
Glass Plate Negatives
500 per day
-> 125,000 per year
Photographic Prints
700 per day
-> 175,000 per year
Currency Proof Sheets
200 per day
-> 50,000 per year
800 done (7 views)
-> 50,000 per year
Flight Instruments
1000 done (mult. views)
Album Cover Paste-ups
Network Infrastructure & Storage
Port-to-Port Gigabit Digitization to DAMS
adding 2 Petabytes storage per year
Systems Integration
Collections-DAMS Integration System (CDIS)
Crowdsourcing Metadata
Smithsonian Transcription Center
Online Access
Smithsonian Collections Search Center
Quality Control
Object-drive resolution
Quality control
Object Driven Resolution
"From the shelf to the public in less than 24 hours"
One Week Mass Digitization Prototypes
210,000 objects
5 digitization pipelines
2 years
download: http://dpo.si.edu/blog
April 6-10 2015
April 27 - May 1 2015
-> 62,500 per year
Workflows and Dataflows
22,000 objects remaining
current approach: 15 years
RCPP: 6 months (theoretical)
"It would have taken us a year to digitize those objects and put them online without this innovative approach" - Michael Mason
Scaling Up: NMNH Entomology
Image by Brendan McCabe
Image by Brendan McCabe
image courtesy of Picturae
Scaling Up Digital Photography: NMAH Numismatics
20 years
2 years / $7
6 months / $0.86
270,000 x
next: 500,000 botany sheets
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