Meet the Digital Imaging Specialists
James Kelly and Patricia Starkey (left and center, with José H. Leal) work at the Museum shooting photos of collection specimens for our 2.5-year Digital Imaging Project. The project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, aims to increase accessibility of collection items via our online catalog and other web resources. James and Patricia both have backgrounds in photography and data management, and area super-proficient in the different computer applications involved in digital image acquisition and processing. In addition to taking photos using specialized equipment such as professional digital cameras and high-magnification lenses, their work also entails the accurate record-keeping and management of the files created in the process. Make sure you stop to say Hi to James and Patricia next time you visit the Museum!