Entomology Collection Network meetings

John at John at
Tue Nov 18 11:13:23 CST 1997


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.


John Heraty


ECN - 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 morning.
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.
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
1997 Meetings
Wyndam Garden Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee
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.
                 [Small Collection]
10:20-10:45  Panel Discussion:
              Proactive or reactive collections - museum growth
              in the next century.

10:45-11:00  Break

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.
12:00-12:30   Discussion

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).

3:00-3:30     Break

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
             various countries.

10:00-10:20   Coffee

10:20-12:00   Business Meeting
                 Minutes of the 1996 meeting in Louisville, KT.
                 Reports from Committees and Related Organizations.
                    Public Affairs
                    Update on International Initiatives
                 Election of New Members to ECN Steering Committee

12:00 p.m.    Adjourn

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