Published: July 6, 2012

About the Botany Department

Katherine Webbink, Information Systems Specialist, Information Technology

A glimpse of the Field Museum's Botany Department, with over two million specimens and a network of passionate researchers.

A glimpse of the Field Museum's Botany Department, with over two million specimens and a network of passionate researchers.


Katherine Webbink

In the Technology Department, Kate works on cataloging the Field Museum's digital media--how do we preserve the digital media bits of natural history? For now, the answer here seems to involve a lot of DNGs. Going forward, digital formats and the workflows that go with them change all the time, so collections need to stay on their toes if they don't want to lose data and the ideas that go with them.