Digitization of specimens

Since the end of 2007, with support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Göttingen University Herbarium is partner of the Global Plants Initiative (GPI), the union of the African Plants Initiative (API) and the Latin American Plants Initiative (LAPI). The aim of this project is to digitize the type material located in the partner herbaria and present a comprehensive online research tool (http://plants.jstor.org/).

The digitization of our type specimens, several historical collections as well as our Macaronesian collections is nearly completed. The digitized images from GOET can be searched at:


Materials contributed by Göttingen University Herbarium (GOET)

Since the end of the GPI project, no additional datasets have been sent to jstor plants. Instead, our digitized specimens are regularly being imported to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (www.gbif.org; under “datasets”, search for “Bryophyte herbarium, Göttingen (GOET)” or “The Vascular Plants Collection of the University of Goettingen”) and the Collections Portal of Göttingen University (http://sammlungen.uni-goettingen.de); on the right hand side, click on “Trockenpräparat” [dry-preserved specimen]).