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Collections on Stromboidea

Generally collections can be divided into two groups:

Challenges for information access to institutional collections:

  • there are several thousand institution worldwide
  • often these institutions are working with reduced staff, resulting in reduced time for access and in limiting access to certain groups, like scientists
  • some institutions are really big, with millions of objects.
  • some institutions are lacking a searchable inventory / catalog, leading into problems of finding the right institution and in finding the right material.

Challenges for information access to private collections:

  • there is an unknown number of collections at unknown locations owned by unknown persons
  • private collections are often small collection with a focus on local material
  • language might be a challenge
  • lacking inventory / catalog
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