|Results and insights from the NCSU Insect Museum GigaPan project
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|Bertone, M. A., Blinn R. L., Standfield T. M., Dew K. J., Seltmann K. C., and Deans A. R.
|Pinned insect specimens stored in museum collections are a fragile and valuable resource for entomological research. As such, they are usually kept away from viewing by the public and hard to access by experts. Here we present a method for mass imaging insect specimens, using GigaPan technology to achieve highly explorable, many-megapixel panoramas of insect museum drawers. We discuss the advantages and limitations of the system, and describe future avenues of collections research using this technology.