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Digital Science Communication Cafe

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In June 2021 we continue digitally with fresh coffee and very exciting research! The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin once again invites you to the Digital Science Communication Cafe. This month in German. Get ready to get exciting insights from scientist into their work while drinking coffee in front of the screens in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is invited to ask questions and contribute to the conversation.

This time we are joined by Dr Frederik Berger, Head of the Collection Digitisation Department in the research area "Future of the Collection" at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Digitisation is a buzzword on everyone's lips and affects all areas of life. But what does digitisation mean in the context of a research museum with a collection? Images or 3D scans promote research and are re-used in various areas of society, but the heart of the collection is the data associated with it. It provides information about the contexts in which animals were collected, allow insights into the past and at the same time provide a basis for biodiversity research today. Digitisation allows these data to be made available to a much larger user group than before and opens up access that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago.

The implementation and sustainable provision is a great challenge, which the Museum für Naturkunde has taken on and will implement in this decade. Dr Frederik Berger is concerned with the people, methods, standards and the processes that make this change possible.

Event information

  • Topic: Collection cataloguing and digitisation
  • with Dr Frederik Berger, Head of the Collection Digitisation Department in the research area "Future of the Collection" at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • Moderation: Franziska Sattler
  • Participation via Zoom and YouTube
  • Event in German

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