On 5 June 2012, the Natural Science Collections Alliance will host a science briefing for policymakers in Washington, DC. Natural science collections are research facilities and infrastructure that house irreplaceable specimens and data. This program, “Digitizing Science Collections: Unlocking Data for Research and Innovation,” will explore how new technologies and techniques make it possible to move this information from the shelves of a science collection to a computer in a research laboratory, classroom, or home. This briefing will explore how scientists and natural science collection managers are working to digitize the nation’s natural science collections to press forward the frontiers of research, spur new technology, and provide information to answer pressing societal problems.

Please take a few moments to send an invitation to your members of Congress to encourage them to attend this important science briefing.

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