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Sculpted Bust for Photogrammetry data acquisitionIn spring of 2019, Academic Technlogy Specialist Kristen Allen from CAT and Scholarly Communication Associate Olivia MacIsaac from Butler Libraries were awarded a PALNI Innovation Grant to use Photogrammetry to teachTatum Turner acquiring images, preserve, and give access to 3D special collection materials. As explained by "Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. The input to photogrammetry is photographs, and the output is typically a map, a drawing, a measurement, or a 3D model of some real-world object or scene."

This project means that Butler will be able to allow increased access to items found in Butler's art collection with out risking damage that might occur from hands-on exploration. To assist with the digitatization, student employee Tatum Turner was hired.  Allen, MacIsaac and Turner have been documetning the process and will develop a training regimen so that others will be able to use photogrammetry to allow safe access to artificats. 


Learn more about this PALNI Photogrammety Innovation Grant Project from the PALNI grant site.


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Kristen Allen Oliva MacIsaac Tatum Turner
Kristen Allen portrait Olivia MacIsaac Portrait Student Employee Tatum Turner