1997 Entomology Collections Network Meeting

Jim Woolley JimWoolley at TAMU.EDU
Wed Aug 20 14:54:48 CDT 1997

Entomological Collections Network
1997 Meetings
Wyndam Garden Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

December 13-14, 1997

Meeting Site: All ECN meetings will be held in the Wyndam Garden Hotel,
starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, December 13. Presentations are scheduled
for all day Saturday and will continue on Sunday morning for papers and
the annual business meeting.

Pre-registration: Fees will be $25 with an on-site registration of $35.
Please make your check payable to Gail Manning (NOT to ECN) at the
address provided below.

On-Site Registration and Check-in: Available Friday evening December 12
from 8:00 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m. and again at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday
Please check-in on Friday evening if possible.

Accommodations: Rooms have been arranged with the Wyndam Garden Hotel
(1112 Airport Center Drive, Nashville; [615] 889-9090, fax: 885-1564) at
$79.50 / night (sorry, best we could do!), single or double occupancy. Please
register before November 20 for the group rate. The hotel is located
close to the airport and about 2 miles from Opryland, site of the ESA
meetings. Full services are available including pool, hot tub and exercise
room.The hotel is convenient for a number of local restaurants. Free shuttle
service is available to the airport, but unfortunately, not to Opryland.

For more information:

  John Heraty              or   Gail Manning
  Department of Entomology      Dallas Museum of Natural History
  University of California      P.O. Box 150349
  Riverside, CA 92521           Dallas, TX 75315-0349
  (909) 787-6351 fax: 787-3086  (214) 421-3466 x232
  john.heraty at ucr.edu           fax: 428-4356
                                grm_dmnh at ix.netcom.com

On-site Registration and Check-in:

Friday, December 12, 1997  8-10 p.m.  Wyndam Hotel
Saturday, December 13, 1996  8-8:30 a.m.  Wyndam Hotel

Information also available at:


*Museum Size, Growth and Collection Management
  Keynote speaker:
     Lubomir Masner - building a proctotrupoid legacy.
     [Collecting techniques and improvements to proctos
       at the CNCI, 30 years]
  Profile of BMNH collections. [Large collection]
     (Mike Fitton, Mus. Nat. Hist., London)
  Profile of UC- Berkeley collection. [Medium Collection]
     (Cheryl Barr, UCB).
  Profile of Univ. of Guelph Collection. [Small Collection]
     (Steve Marshall, UG)

*Taxing problems in taxonomy - donations and appraisals
  Appraisals in the Canadian system
     (R. Anderson, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa)
  Appraisals in the British system. (Mike Fitton
  Appraisals in the U.S. and the IRS (J.E. Bothwell).

*Image Management - Databases, Graphics and Websites
  Graphics, sounds and the web (P. Nasrecki, Univ. Of Connecticut)
  3-D image capture (H. Goulet, CNCI, Ottawa)
  Image ethics - who owns them? (Neal Evenhuis, Bishop Museum)
  Searchable images and web technology?
      (Steve Ashe, Univ. of Kansas)
  Beyond databases: lessons from the molecular biology community.
      (N. Johnson, Ohio State)

*Idea Exchange
        Tables will be set up at the reception to display favorite items
for collection (nets, traps, whatever), curation (pins, type label
paper, etc.) or management (software, whips, etc.). Bring sample, cost &

*Paperwork, Permits and Protocols
  Permitting issues
      (Sally Shelton, San Diego Museum of Natural History)
  Open discussion of permits - processes & success in various

  USGS Biological Quality assurance unit (Steve Moulton)

  Business Meeting

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