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The Mutis collection of Botanical drawings

Francisco Pando GBIF Spain Real Jardn Botnico - CSIC

The Royal Botanical Expedition to the New Kingdom of Granada


Set by the Spanish Crown A most ambitious Nat.Hist. survey From 1783 to 1817 Led by Jos Celestino Mutis (Cdiz, 1732Bogot, 1808)
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The Mutis Expedition


Based in Mariquita and Bogot Focused on but not limited to- the Magdalena River Valley (Colombia) C. 40 draughtsmen worked for the Expedition School of a generation of naturalists in America No printed work (until 1954)

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The drawings
Considered among the finest in the world By American draughtsmen 7181:
5604 large format, color 984 anatomies 591 appendices
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The digitalization project


A no-project Move by enthusiam and self-support Databasing mostly done before hand 6 month time Over 15.000 digital images To scan and make available
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Capture
No physical contact 3 sensors (RGB) Cold, UV-free litghting Ruler Color guide card Data card Barcode

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Equipment
A0 flat cenital scanner (I2S DigiBook 1000RGB)

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Equipment
A0 flat cenital scanner (I2S DigiBook 1000RGB)

Dedicated image server


Multicore, Raid, Erez Enterprise (Adobe)

-GBIF-Spain hosting-http://www.rjb.csic.es/icones/mutis/paginas/laminadibujo.php?lamina=1873

Images
379 x 379 DPI c. 109 MPixels c. 320 MB TIFF

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Images
379 x 379 DPI c. 109 MPixels c. 320 MB TIFF

320MB x 15,000=4.8TB Add redundancy: 14TB


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Images in Web
Cropped TIFF Pyramidal 379 DPI 1 file

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Lessons learnt
Size matters
Resources & time UPS over FTP Hash checking

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Lessons learnt
Size matters
Resources & time UPS over FTP Hash checking

World is big:
1000-2000 visits per day

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Sustainability, dissemination, integration: GBIF

http://data.gbif.org 321,064,406 data records 8,842 datasets

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Visit us at: www.rjb.csic.es/icones/mutis We were:

Flix Muoz Garmendia Esther Garca Guilln Gloria Prez de Rada Cristina Borreguero Gil Covadonga Dopico Gonzalo Nieto Javier Gil Francisco Pando (Contact) GBIF Spain Real Jardn Botnico - CSIC Claudio Moyano 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain pando@gbif.es www.gbif.es

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