CASE STUDY

GB3D Type Fossils Online

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge and the Manchester Museum are currently collaborating with the British Geological Survey, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and JISC on GB3D Type Fossils Online, a database of high-resolution photographs, stereo anaglyphs and 3D models of around 25,000 British type fossil specimens, creating a highly valuable resource for taxonomic research. All images and models are available for free download, while the project website will also include a range of online educational resources, including video clips of scientists talking about key specimens and the techniques used to create the images.