Map of the world with green pins

Around the World in (Almost!) 80 Collections

Using digitized items and their data to take a global journey.

ByAnnabel PinkneyJanuary 12, 2023

The Science History Institute’s digital collections librarian, Annabel Pinkney, explores the geographic reach of our digitized collections in an ArcGIS StoryMap, a platform that helps librarians, curators, and storytellers harness Geographical Information Systems (or GIS) to analyze and display location data.

Click the map below to join Annabel on a global journey of data, digital collections, and spatial dimensions.

Will’s Habitat Map from A Manual of Vegetable Materia Medica written by George Sampson Valentine Wills, 1886.

More from our collections blog

illustration of a dragon eating its own tail
Collections Blog

Here Be Dragons

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with some of the legendary creatures in our collections.

Hit-type subminiture camera
Collections Blog

I Spy a Tiny Camera Mystery

What happens when an archivist finds film in an old camera?

Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Collections Blog

Subscribing to Science

On the globe- and time-spanning journals of the Othmer Library collection.


    Copy the above HTML to republish this content. We have formatted the material to follow our guidelines, which include our credit requirements. Please review our full list of guidelines for more information. By republishing this content, you agree to our republication requirements.