SMITHSONIAN PROVIDES ONLINE ACCESS TO COLLECTIONS IN 3-D
The Smithsonian Instititution has raised the bar for providing access to museum collections! It has unveiled the Smithsonian X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3-D explorer. Quoting from their press release — The Smithsonian is a leader in using 3-D technology to make museum collections and scientific specimens more widely available for anyone to use and study, said GÃ¼nter Waibel, the director of the Institutions Digitization Program Office. The Smithsonian X 3D explorer and the initial objects we scanned are the first step in showing how this technology will transform the work of the Smithsonian and other museums and research institutions. The Ohio Historical Society is a Smithsonian affiliate! We so need to begin doing this for our collections. For now, go check out the Smithsonian X 3D collection!