Herbarium labels

Donna I. Ford-Werntz dford2 at WVU.EDU
Wed Apr 14 16:51:12 CDT 2004

Please respond directly to Dr. Kramer, not me (apologies for cross-forwarding):
In October of 1998 Bill Williams asked how herbarium curators print
herbarium labels.  There were a number of suggestions but none of them
really made good use of computer technology (in my opinion) or they had
incomplete information (see
I wonder if technology has moved ahead in the intervening 6 years so that
now there is a better solution.  Does anyone know of specialized software
that will do this or templates for Word?  I'm teaching a Local Flora course
this quarter and the students are collecting and pressing 20 plants each.
They need to make a standard herbarium label for each specimen.  I have
labels (6) printed on 8.5 x 11 paper and a typewriter in the lab.  But the
students had a "What's that?!" response when I pointed them toward the
typewriter!  They will type them, but they think there must be a more
modern way!  So do I! Any suggestions?
David Kramer, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield, 1680 University Drive, Mansfield, OH  44906
Phone:  (419) 755-4344      FAX:  (419) 755-4367 e-mail:  kramer.8 at osu.edu

Donna I. Ford-Werntz     West Virginia Univ.

Herbarium Curator (WVA)  Box 6057

Assoc. Prof. Biol.       Morgantown, WV 26506

5230 Life Sciences       293-5201 X31549
email: dford2 at wvu.edu    fax: (304)293-6363

Web site at http://www.as.wvu.edu/biology/

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