Entomology Collection Network meetings
Tue Nov 18 11:13:23 CST 1997
FINAL NOTICE AND PROGRAM - ECN'97
PLEASE - if you are coming, register with the hotel by NOVEMBER 20 (meeting
room rates are based on the number of rooms booked by participants. For a
fancy name tag, register with Gail Manning as soon as possible.
ECN - Entomological Collections Network
Wyndam Garden Hotel
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
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 morning.
Please check-in on Friday evening if possible.
Accommodations: Rooms have been arranged with the Wyndam Garden Hotel (1112
Airport Center Drive, Nashville;  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.
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
Entomological Collections Network
Wyndam Garden Hotel
December 13-14, 1997
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
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee, Tea
8:30-8:45 a.m. Announcements, opening remarks
Session I Museum Size, Growth and Collection Management
8:45-9:30 Keynote speaker: Lubomir Masner - building a proctotrupoid legacy.
[Collecting techniques and improvements to proctos at
the CNCI, 30 years]
9:30-9:40 Short Break
9:40-9:55 Mike Fitton, Profile of BMNH collections. [Large collection]
9:55-10:10 Cheryl Barr, Profile of UC Berkeley collection. [Medium
10:10-10:20 Steve Marshall, Profile of Univ. of Guelph Collection.
10:20-10:45 Panel Discussion:
Proactive or reactive collections - museum growth
in the next century.
Session II Taxing problems in taxonomy - donations and appraisals
11:00-11:20 R. Anderson - Appraisals in the Canadian system.
11:20-11:40 Mike Fitton - Appraisals in the British system.
11:40-12:00 J.E. Bothwell - Appraisals in the U.S. and the IRS.
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
Session III Image Management - Databases, Graphics and Websites
2:00-2:25 Graphics and the web (Peter Nasrecki, University of
2:25-2:50 3-D image capture (Henri Goulet, CNCI)
2:50-3:00 A Java-based expert system on WWW (Mike Schauff, USDA).
3:30-3:55 Searchable images and web technology?
(Steve Ashe, University of Kansas)
3:55-4:20 NSF, Web technology and standardization - how far behind are we?
(Norm Johnson, Ohio State University)
4:20-4:25 Videotaxonomy (John Heraty, University of California, Riverside)
4:25-5:00 Discussion and unsolicited demonstrations.
6:00-9:00 Wyndam Garden Hotel, Cash Bar and Hors d'ouevres
IDEA EXCHANGE:Tables will be set up to display favorite items
for collection (nets, traps, whatever), curation (pins, type
label paper, etc.) or management (software, whips, etc.).
Bring sample, cost & supplier.
Sunday, December 14
8:30-9:00 Coffee and Tea
9:00-9:30 Permitting issues (Sally Shelton)
9:30-10:00 Open discussion of permits - processes & success in
10:20-12:00 Business Meeting
Minutes of the 1996 meeting in Louisville, KT.
Reports from Committees and Related Organizations.
Update on International Initiatives
Election of New Members to ECN Steering Committee
12:00 p.m. Adjourn
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