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By Author: Leonie Prater

DigiVol portal: Volunteer from home

Become a virtual volunteer from your home with the Australian Museum on any day or at any time.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Feb 2013

DigiVol:Let's celebrate......100,000 images taken

Since May, 2011 DigiVol volunteer digitisers have taken over 100,000 images from Entomology, Malacology and Archival Materials.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 10 Oct 2012

DigiVol: Digitising molluscs

This year, DigiVol has been digitising the Malacology Collection which is one of the largest Collections in the Australian Museum. Read Dr Mandy Reid's account of her experience with the project.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2012

DigiVol: Why volunteer?

Julie, Louise and Ron are experienced volunteers who provide insight into why they devote their valuable time, knowledge and skills volunteering weekly on this project. Currently, we have over 60 committed volunteers who digitise valuable entomology specimens/labels, malacology specimens/ labels and a range of archival material, including the early Museum registers, fascinating field diaries and beautiful illustrations. The specimen labels and some of the handwritten archival material are transcibed into text by volunteer digitisers as well as the virtual volunteers on the online volunteer portal.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 09 May 2012

DigiVol: Thoughts from Vanessa Finney

An interview with Vanessa Finney, Manager Archives and Records who talks about her experiences working with the Digitisation Project.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 16 Mar 2012

DigiVol: Volunteers have their say

Andrew and Duncan are volunteers on the digitisation project, called "DigiVol" who both provide interesting commentary on "life behind the scenes" in the digitisation lab.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 22 Feb 2012

DigiVol: What... you work with dead insects!

Read here about two volunteers who work on the Digitisation Project

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 24 Nov 2011

DigiVol: The Wonder of Insects

DigiVol (formerly Rapid Digitisation Project): Check out some amazing pics of cicadas, tree hoppers, and hawk moths taken by our volunteers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2011