Some thoughts on trees, documents and digital technology – Environmental History Resources

Jan Oosthoek reports on his blog Environmental History Resources about the keynote talk given by Jennifer Gardner, curator of the Waite Arboretum, at the 9th conference of the Australian Forest History Society, addressing how digital approaches can “unlock the secrets of an arboretum and make it available to a wide audience.”

Modern computing technology, the web and the ubiquity of mobile devices makes it possible to make collections such as that of the Waite Arboretum, available and accessible to a wide audience. But in the process of transferring the species growing in the arboretum into a paper catalogue, and onto a map and finally into an app new interpretations and representations of the real world arboretum have been created.

Read the full post here.

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