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Well, all of the University Herbarium specimens collected by W.H. Over have been photographed and put back into their proper folders/cabinets. Altogether, we photographed 1,154 specimens!

W.H. Over Herbarium Specimens

W.H. Over Herbarium Specimens

Now we are working on metadata and digital specifications in order to upload the photos, batch by batch, onto the Digital Library of South Dakota. We’ll start the upload with the sunflower family (Asteraceae). Here are some examples of the display images we’ve made so far:

Cup Plant

Cup Plant

Missouri Goldenrod

Missouri Goldenrod

Lacy Tansyaster

Lacy Tansyaster

Common Sunflower

Common Sunflower

Western Pearly Everlasting

Western Pearly Everlasting

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David Lethcoe and Genevieve Knox Dailey, Archives and Special Collections, work on the digitization of a sample of specimens from the USD Herbarium for the DLSD.

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