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Paul Ward

Paul Ward

Technology Solutions infrastructure architect
Natural History Museum London

Paul Ward: long standing Technology Solutions infrastructure architect that has been essential to the museum and its endeavor to align and improve its IT infrastructure to meet ever growing research data and digitisation needs.

MuseumNext Digital Summit
Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Reaching 5 Million Digital Records

The Journey to 5 million digital specimens and the huge effort in mass digitisation has challenged the Musuem’s IT infrastructure in a number of areas. Since 2014 the Natural History Museum have responded to the needs created by increasing data generation as well as the need for better management and accessibility of the generated data. We would like to present four infrastructure initiatives that address five core infrastructure needs related to mass digitisation, storage, data preservation, collections visibility and collections management

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Paul Ward