releasing rare sp. localities

Dennis Paulson dpaulson at MAIL.UPS.EDU
Wed Dec 4 11:11:36 CST 1996

>When we get our catalogues on-line, we intend to include locality data only to
>county.  This will give enough information to researchers for them to decide
>whether they need to know more about a particular record.  They can then
>contact us for specifics, as needed, which is still faster/easier for them than
>having to "cold call" for large-scale data requests.
>Robin Panza                     panzar at
>Section of Birds, Carnegie MNH

This is exactly what we've done, assuming the records are entirely to
indicate what is available in our collection, *not* a direct source for use
in some way over which we have no control.  We also don't include
collectors' names in our on-line database, for obvious reasons.  Oops, I
should mention that what we have on line so far is only our bird
collection.  You probably don't have to worry much about collectors' names
in herbarium databases!

Dennis Paulson, Director                           phone 206-756-3798
Slater Museum of Natural History                 fax 206-756-3352
University of Puget Sound                       e-mail dpaulson at
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