herbarium usage

Anita Cholewa anita at MOZART.CBS.UMN.EDU
Thu Feb 6 08:35:50 CST 1997


A question regarding herbarium policy ...
I have received a request from one of the state agencies
to borrow several specimens so that the agency personnel
can scan them.  The scanned images would then be used in
a book on rare plants that would be widely distributed
(copyrighted?). What can the herbarium do to protect
our interests?
In at least one instance in the past, people have
come in and photographed specimens to help in
identify things but then I discovered the images were used in
a type of book that was distributed to county extension agents,
reservation biologists, forest biologists, etc.  The
Herbarium was not acknowledged or mentioned in any way in
the book (i.e., no credit whatsoever) and when the photos`
were first made, no mention was made of possible use in books,
pamphlets, brochures, whatever.
Suggestions?

Cheers,
ANITA
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