Digitization, integration, and optimization of collections data can pay dividends across the board from management efficiency to innovative research activity. Unfortunately, this data often remains undiscovered, underutilized, ignored or lost despite these significant potential gains. Learn how three public gardens worked in partnership with the University of Oxford Plant Sciences Department to integrate and disseminate their data and how they are reaping the benefits, both in internal productivity and in their contributions to public horticulture.

Presenters: M. Lobdell, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; D. Filer, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom; M. Calonje, Montgomery Botanical Center, Miami, Florida; E. Dawson, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah.