Collection management article
anamaria at GRINNELL.BERKELEY.EDU
Fri Sep 10 16:21:00 CDT 1999
Check out TAXON 48(3):511-562, Aug 1999, "A comprehensive
reference model for biological collections and surveys", by W. G.
Berendsohn et al.
The Summary states:
"The article describes an extended entity-relationship model
covering biological collections .... The central element in the
model is the unit, which stands for any object containing, being
or being part of a living, fossilized, or conserved organism. The
unit may be gathered (observed or collected) in the field and
derived units may recursively emerge from it through specimen
processing, breeding or cultivation. etc., etc..."
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