Computer program for herbarium management

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Tue Aug 10 09:19:16 CDT 2004

You might take a look at Index Kentuckiensis, an Access database I just learned
about at the Botany 2004 meetings.  Mary Barkworth (please chime in, Mary)
suggested that this is a very versatile tool and has apparently found it quite

I haven't had time to evaluate it yet, but it certainly seems worth
i.nvestigating.  Here are two loks for learning more:


Adolf Ceska wrote:

> I am looking for a computer program that would help me to enter collecting
> data and possibly produce herbarium labels for my herbarium collection.
> There are quite a few programs to perform this function (see "Survey of
> existing publicly distributed collection etc." at
> znZp5sVwAArttf0yR4SxR4sO/tUwyNLt/Contract-2003-02-Report-doc.pdf ),
> but I am looking for a relatively simple program that deal mainly with the
> accessioning part of the herbarium management.
> The program I am looking for should be
> 1) a relational database (i.e., species names file, locality file, etc.
> linked together),
> 2) based on Microsoft Access, and
> 3) available free of charge.
> Please, answer directly to me and I will summarize your answers. I wold not
> like to clutter this mailing list.
> Many thanks and best regards,
> Adolf
> Adolf Ceska, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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