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, â€œDigitizing Science Collections: Unlocking Data for Research and Innovation,â€ 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 nationâ€™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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