Stinger at FIU.EDU
Sun May 23 19:34:55 CDT 1999
Wasn't Joe suggesting that the date be included in literature citation WITH the
collection number - not IN it?
I completely disagree with you statement:
Besides, one can easily solve that problem by including
the date in the number. Give the plant the collection
number "23059924" meaning it is the 24th specimen you
collected on 23 May 1999. Totally unambiguous, unless you
are in botany for over 100 years.
This is about the worst possible use of collection numbers. Why
enter 8 digits and create more errors when you only need 4-5. The date
the label anyway.
In our computer databases I can order collections by real collection
and check for entry errors and also get the collector's itinerary.
won't work with the date included in the number.
Univ. of Minnesota
Gerald "Stinger" Guala, Ph.D.
Keeper and Curator of the Herbarium
Fairchild Tropical Garden
11935 Old Cutler Rd.
Miami, FL 33156
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