Digitizing Cynipoid Wasps with Hopkin’s Numbers
DESCRIPTION: Project Description: Interested in digitizing insect specimens and archiving historical biological records? This project’s initiative is to create digital records for each specimen in the superfamily Cynipoidea containing a Hopkin’s card number and then linking that record to a digital image of the associated Hopkin’s record. The Hopkin’s records provide biological information about the specimens which is stored on 3×5 inch note cards. Objectives for this position are as follows: 1) attach a barcode label to each wasp with a Hopkin’s number, 2) transcribe label information into a spreadsheet, and 3) scan Hopkin’s note cards for uploading into a database.
QUALIFICATIONS: Some work with insects is preferred, but not required. Interest in curation, archiving, or insect biology a plus
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Interns will learn museum curation techniques, including data archiving and current methods of specimen digitization.
AWARD PACKAGE: None
Project Contact Name: Michael W. Gates