Become a Virtual Volunteer
Join one of our virtual expeditions and help capture the wealth of information hidden in our Museums and Herbaria.
Help turn this information into valuable knowledge that will be used for understanding the relationships between organisms, learning where they live and how they might be affected by habitat loss and climate change.
The Rapid Digitisation Project, funded by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), makes label data accessible without needing to go to the physical collection. Every time a worker handles objects to obtain data they increase the risk of damage to fragile and often irreplaceable objects.
The labels in the images captured in this project can be transcribed online at www.volunteer.ala.org.au. Digitisation of objects in the collection also assists collection management in routine tasks such as inventory and loan preparation.
Kate Richardson , Bequest Officer