On 5 June 2012, scientists briefed Congress, federal agency personnel, and nongovernmental organization representatives about the importance of the nation’s natural science collections. The briefing explored how scientists and natural science collections managers are using new technology to digitize the nation’s natural science collections in an effort to increase access to these irreplaceable resources for research, education, and to inform our understanding and response to complex environmental problems.

The briefing was sponsored by the Natural Science Collections Alliance. AIBS helped to organize the event.

For more information and to download copies of the presentations, visit http://nscalliance.org/?p=490.


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