Paleonet: Self promotion

Michael Hesemann michael at
Tue May 15 16:50:43 GMT 2018

Dear Roy,

agreed - collections are of utmost importance. To be added: Curators and 
museum-people should care more to make them accessible to the general 
public and professionals. An inventory list is not enough.

E.g. in my case I collect and study foraminifera. I am not able though 
to travel around the world to the widely dispersed physical holotype 
collections of forams. I also learned from curators, that their physical 
collections are not much visited. About 10 years ago I started to image 
my foraminifera, attached to each image a couple of data and put them 
online. Now having 12.500 images+data entries even the American Museum 
of Natural History in NY gave us images of their forams in order to make 
them accessible. Maybe I should add, that the database 
is visited daily by 250 visitors, of which at least 20 spent a lot of time.


Michael Hesemann Project
Hamburg, Germany

Am 15.05.2018 um 06:46 schrieb Plotnick, Roy E:
> Here is my latest blog, on the importance of collections. 
> - Roy
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