University of California, Berkeley (University of California Museum of Paleontology)

Log Number: MA-245350-OMS-20

The Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley will implement a project to support the rehousing, curation, and web-mobilization of its Cambrian and Ordovician marine invertebrate collections. The collections provide insight into early animal evolution and the rapid diversification of life in the oceans. The fossils and their associated archival data represent an important scientific resource with historical value, but much of the data is in danger of being lost due to deteriorating field tags and notes, as well as a lack of a digital catalog record to track the data. The project aims to preserve this historic scientific collection and increase the integration and accessibility of the collections and associated data for both research and educational purposes.