DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EFFICIENT, ACCESSIBLE ONLINE MUSEUM SITE AND DATABASE WITH OPEN ACCESS
The project’s website makes all metadata for each of the 17,000 specimens fully and rapidly searchable, utilizing a fully-normalized database schema comprised of over 40 tables. The website allows the position of any specimen or group of specimens to be plotted on a high-resolution rendering of the quarry.
Additionally, each specimen is imaged from 32 angles and presented in a photographic quality 3D image, preserving minute details. Complex searches can be done on all categories of information, and the results rendered in a suitable format for research applications.
Taken together, these features enable serious study of the collection by anyone in the world, including those without physical access to the collection.