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Best practices for digitizing a wood slide collection: The Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection of the Harvard University Herbaria

As herbaria move to digitize their collections, the question remains of how to efficiently
digitize collections other than standard herbarium sheets, such as wood slide collections.
Beginning in September 2018, the Harvard University Herbaria began a project to image and
digitize the wood slides contained in the Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection. The primary goal of
this project was to produce images of the wood tissue that could be used for specimen-level
research and to make them available on the internet for remote scholarship. A secondary goal
was to establish best practices for digitizing and imaging a microscope slide collection of tissue
sections.