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Sylvia Stone Orli

Sylvia Stone Orli

Information Management & Research Support

Phone: 202-633-0911
Fax: (202)786-2563
E-mail Address:

Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
National Museum of Natural History
West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166

     BS, Cornell University (1990)
     MS, University of Arizona (1993)

Areas of Specialty
     Manager for all IT related activities in the Department of Botany. Digitization and volunteer transcription (crowdsourcing) lead. Website manager.

Web Page

Department of Botany

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Schuettpelz, Eric, Frandsen, Paul, Dikow, Rebecca B., Brown, Abel, Orli, Sylvia, Peters, Melinda, Metallo, Adam, Funk, Vicki and Dorr, Laurence J. 2017. Applications of deep convolutional neural networks to digitized natural history collections. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5 doi:10.3897/BDJ.5.e21139

Orli, Sylvia and Bird, Jessica 2016. Establishing Workflows and Opening Access to Data within Natural History Collections. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 12(2): 147-162.

Wiersema, John H., McNeill, John, Turland, Nicholas J., Orli, Sylvia S. and Wagner, Warren L. 2015. The foundation of the Melbourne Code Appendices: Announcing a new paradigm for tracking nomenclatural decisions. Taxon, 64(5): 1021-1027. doi:10.12705/645.11

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