Did you know which organism was the inspiration for Velcro? An unimpressive plant, at first glance, which spreads its seeds through "furry" animals – a burdock (Arctium lappa).
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Did you know that gobies from the family Gobiidae are one of the largest families of fish, with more than 2,000 species in more than 200 genera? We would like to introduce you to one member of that species: Gobius kolombatovici.
As the content from the OpenUp! project gradually grows on the Europeana portal, we are preparing selections of natural history content highlights for you.
In recent weeks, several interesting events were held across Europe and of course OpenUp! was there: Long night of science, Symposium of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), BHL-Europe Final Meeting , 11th Larwood meeting and Europeana plenary event.
The OpenUp! project was presented during the official inauguration of the new general director of the Museum für Naturkunde, Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, in Berlin 8th of May 2012.
The new OpenUp! roll-up screen was attracting a number of interested attendees. The ensemble was completed by a show case displaying original objects of the museum’s butterfly collection, already visible in Europeana.
We are very proud that the second issue has been published. The content focuses on the progress that has been made in the past months including the most challenging tasks such as the first OpenUp! content for Europeana and more!
Read more about data quality enhancement and digitising the collections. Experience the whole ingestion process for OpenUp! biodiversity data into the Europeana portal and find out more about the Biodiversity Library Exhibition!
We are happy to announce that the first 223.953 multimedia objects have been delivered to Europeana via OpenUp!.
The OpenUp! project successfully reached the end of its first year, so the 1st Annual Meeting was organized, this year in Paris. The conference was held in the Muséum Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle, for three consecutive days. It was a great opportunity for all 23 project partners to meet and discuss the project face to face. There were almost 60 attendees, including several guests.