curation of little boxes

Lawrence Janeway lpjaneway at COMPUSERVE.COM
Sat Sep 13 13:26:59 CDT 1997

This is a question about where to attach annotation labels to little boxe=
 These boxes contain myxocetes that are glued into the bottom of a toples=
box that slides out of another box that is open on both ends.  The boxes
I'm dealing with are two sizes: 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 1" and 2 1/4" x 1 1/4: =
3/4".  Label info is already affixed onto the largest surface of the oute=
box; there is not much blank space left on that surface or on the label,
sometimes almost no room especially on the smaller boxes.  One idea is to=

attach the annotation label to a side surface, but it won't be readily se=
when someone is scanning for plant names.  Another idea is to glue the
annotation along one edge of the main surface of the box (top edge or sid=
edge?), leaving a flap over part of the herbarium label; having this flap=

of paper might be awkward, also getting a thin enough bead of glue to not=

obscure some of the herbarium label might be difficult -- this seems like=

the most do-able method though.  How do others approach attachment of
annotation labels to these little boxes?  (This herbarium has a significa=
collection of myxomycetes.)

Thanks, =

Lawrence Janeway, Curator
Biological Sciences Herbarium
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515
e-mail: lpjaneway at

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