photocopying, scanning herbarium sheets

Eduard Stloukal stloukal at FNS.UNIBA.SK
Fri Oct 4 16:49:58 CDT 2002


Good digital camera (with resolution above 3 MP) serves as good as
scanner.
We use it for documenting both field and fixed samples of
macroinvertebrates. Such a digital camera could serve also as tool for
fast copying of the documents.

Ed
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Eduard Stloukal
Department of Zoology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
stloukal at fns.uniba.sk

> You can use a scanner upside down, then you do not turn the
> specimen upside down, no damage, no problem
>
> > >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
> >
> > http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/staff/cvs/steven_cv.htm
>
> Piet Stoffelen, PhD
> Assistent of the Curator
> National Botanic Garden of Belgium
> Domein van Bouchout
> 1860 Meise
> Belgium
>




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