photocopying, scanning herbarium sheets

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Fri Oct 4 08:38:30 CDT 2002

The way we (Barbara Hellenthal and I) do it here is to place a clean
piece of glass over the specimen before turning it upside down.  This
keeps the specimen intact and allows a good copy to be made.

"Steven R. Manchester" wrote:

> >More than one botanist I know has taken to calling such photocopied
> >(the 11" x 17" paper is conveniently about the same size as a
> >standard herbarium sheets) or scanned-and-printed images "xerotypes"
> >or "xeroxtypes." Monique Reed
> I was taught never to turn an herbarium specimen upside down due to
> the damage from pieces that will fall away from the sheet.  How does
> one prepare photocopies or scans of herbarium sheets without causing
> more damage than would have occurred by actually loaning the
> specimens?
> --
> Dr. Steven R. Manchester
> Curator of Paleobotany
> Florida Museum of Natural History
> Dickinson Hall PO 117800
> Museum Road and Newell Drive
> University of Florida
> Gainesville FL  32611-7800
> Ph 352 392 1721 ex 495
> Fax 352 846 0287

Richard J. Jensen              TEL: 574-284-4674
Department of Biology      FAX: 574-284-4716
Saint Mary's College         E-mail: rjensen at
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