Digitalisierung JME

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Digitisation JME

Digitalisierungsstation  © Jura-Museum Eichstätt
Digitalisierungsstation  © Jura-Museum Eichstätt

1. Photography Hardware

  • Digital Camera Nikon D 7000 with effective resolution: 16,2 million pixel
  • external 21"-monitor with HDMI-input: Asus VE228xR/xE Series LCD Monitor
  • Remote-control release
  • Lenses
    • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50 mm f /1.8 G for middle-sized objects (40–250 cm)
    • Tamron SP AF 60 mm F/2 Di II Macro 1:1 for small, flat Fossils (1–40 cm)
    • 1.2.3: ikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18–200 mm f /3.5-5.6 G ED VR II for large objects and special settings (50–500cm)
  • Lighting System: Nikon Close-up speedlight command kit R1C1

Camera tripod

Calibration scales

  • x-rite colorchecker Passport and ISA ColorGauge Nano Target
  • lenghth scale (2 sizes: 2 cm, 10 cm)

Digitization workstation

  • Image memory: 8 GB SDHC UHS-I Card
  • Acer TravelMate 5760G: Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, RAM: 8.00 GB
  • DiversityCollection Database

Digitalizing workflow

  • taxonomic control of specimens and collections labels
  • manual input of data and metadata in an MS excel table and transfer via e-mail to the SNSB IT-centre. Import to the Diversity Workbench (DWB) with DiversityCollection Import Wizard
  • data quality control and corrections via DiversityCollection Client
  • fossil specimens receive bar code labels and are photographed: top view, relevant details, back view with scales
  • old labels, if not attached to backside, are photographed as well
  • image quality control via external monitor
  • images are saved on memory card as jpeg files with ~5 MB
  • data transfer to computer: Selection of best photos and re-naming of files with object identification code
  • files-transfer to external portable hard drive (Toshiba): transport of hard-drive to the SNSB IT-centre via courier or post: files-upload to DiversityCollection database
  • data quality control and corrections via DiversityCollection Client
  • upload of images and selected data to GBIF