July 9, 2012
Diane T Sands
A super brief look at scientific illustration history and how it answers the question, As a person who has no background in scientific illustration, I am curious to know how these two really...
July 2, 2012
Diane T Sands
Comparison of a scientific illustration from the Academy Archives to that of a newly drawn image. For this Smackdown, we look at the Wild Pig, Sus scrofa.
June 18, 2012
Diane T Sands
Introducing the new From the Stacks feature, the Illustration Smackdown.
April 26, 2012
The California Academy of Sciences Archives and Digital Collections are pleased to announce that the Rollo H. Beck field notes from the 1905-06 Galapagos expedition are now accessible online at the...
March 15, 2012
The California Academy of Sciences Archives has been contributing finding aids for processed collections to the California Digital Library's Online Archive of California (OAC).
March 7, 2012
We recently digitized a series of photographs of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake from our Rixford collection for our upcoming Earthquake exhibit premiere party.
December 23, 2011
I just finished importing 312 Philip Tompkins images into our internal digital asset management system and I thought I would share a few of my favorites here.
October 18, 2011
The Academy Library's Manzanita Image Project has over 32,000 images of plants, animals, landscapes, and people/culture photographs that
September 30, 2011
The digitization of the Cordell Expeditions slide images is complete. I continue to marvel at the amazing diversity of life. It’s been quite a treat to be among the first to peer into this hidden...


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