Members | Pau Hana Pū Kākou: Bishop Museum’s Digital Future: Putting our Knowledge into the Hands (and Supercomputers) of All
Bishop Museum’s Digital Future: Putting our Knowledge into the Hands (and Supercomputers) of All
Friday, December 4
4 – 5 pm
Bishop Museum has embarked on a major initiative to digitize and integrate all of our cultural and natural science collections and research data into an integrated information network. As the greatest source of knowledge about the history, culture, and biodiversity of Hawai’i and the Pacific, our collections are critical to understanding our past, present, and future. Building upon our decades of leadership in informatics, we are now pushing forward with a new initiative to rapidly increase the amount of digitized materials we can make available from every department across the institution.
With 25 million objects in our collections, we have a lot of work to do! Once digitized, these collections will be available to big data analyses to answer questions affecting biodiversity in a rapidly changing world and offer new opportunities for education and engaging new audiences. Why limit a school’s access to a day at the museum when you can use digital collections in daily lesson plans?
This seminar will explore the ways we are reimagining how Bishop Museum connects our data to people and information networks around the world and what it might take to get there.