Brian Brown bbrown at NHM.ORG
Thu Jul 25 08:26:32 CDT 2002

>I do that anyway.  I enter data for new specimens, with defaulting and
>dittoing when useful (less frequently such a big issue with birds as with
>malaise samples, granted, but useful at times), and the computer prints out
>a human-readable label from the catalogue database.  How is producing a bar
>code label tremendously faster or more accurate?

You presumably work with tens or at most hundreds of birds. We work with
thousands to tens of thousands of insects.

Brian V. Brown
Associate Curator of Entomology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles CA USA 90007
telephone (213) 763-3363
fax (213) 746-2999
email bbrown at

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